Month: March 2013 (page 2 of 2)

IGCSE 10: Polar Tourism

Consider the benefits and drawbacks of polar tourism. 

Then, read Human Impacts on Antarctica and Threats to the Environment – Tourism

Coasts: Coral reefs

Coral spawning:



As we watch the video, Coral Reefs: Rainforests of the sea, answer the following questions:

1: What percentage of the oceans is covered by coral reefs?

2: Approximately how long ago did the first ancestors of coral reefs appear?

3: What is the skeleton of hard coral, such as brain coral, made out of?

4: In what way are soft coral different from hard coral?

5: What conditions are ideal for the growth of coral reefs?

6: Why are predators, such as sharks, dependent on coral reefs?

7: Why is tourism important to the communities living near coral reefs?

8:Describe one way to decrease the rate at which coral reefs are being destroyed by humans.

9: Why are coral reefs good indicators of the health of the environment?

InS 10: Introduction to Meiji

Study Mate and Bullet Point History

Feudal System

Readings from before mocks: this and this

At the end of the review create 12 questions

  • Why…?
  • How would it be different if…?
  • What are the reasons…?
  • Suppose that…?
  • What if…?
  • What if we knew…?
  • What is the purpose of…?
  • What would change if…?

Homework: Read page 152-156 from Beasley Reading

  • Highlight in a first color the things you think are interesting
  • Highlight in another color the things you don’t understand
  • Highlight in a third color the terms (and definitions if you see them) that are important.
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