Today we will look at the importance of managing groundwater
Read pages 196 – 197 Planet geography then read aquifer recharge article
Question 1 Explain the difference between natural and artificial aquifer recharge. 6 mark qstn
We need to look at consequences of groundwater abstraction, both Socio economic and environmental.
Make notes using the following articles and books
Read the articles on overabstraction – the dangers of overabstraction
Las Vegas bets on desert water pipeline
Lorca earthquake caused by groundwater abstraction
Read pages 126 & 127 in the Blue Course companion and pages 197 to 200 in Planet Geography.
Question 2 Examine the environmental impacts caused by groundwater abstraction – 10 marks
Lets look at how we extract knowledge issues/questions
Extracting knowledge issues
Refer to the sheet I gave you now try to complete using examples
This may be useful for your presentations…How do I formulate my knowledge issues or questions for a presentation?
TASK – in pairs watch the 2 clips below and extract 3 knowledge issues or qstns from the 2 clips
Knowledge issues – Weapons of mass destruction
How do I evaluate and analyse knowledge issues?
TASK – For homework ..Choose two of the links below, and derive two KIs from each (for a total of four). Post them on your blog for next lesson; please indicate from which article each KI comes.
Hit makers – knowing what’s popular
Chris Sauter – the whole world
How strange can space and time get?
Mind versus machine
You are not in school Friday so please make sure you complete your editorial. I would like to assess this plus 1 OPVL evaluation, so put both of these on your blogs ( easier than sending to me ) and make sure you add a link to the news article you based the OPVL on. Create a class or category on your blogs titled I&S and stick them in there. If you have problems with this let me know.
By our next class on 8th Oct you should have sorted your portfolio and been thinking about about your theme and the research questions you may like to investigate for the upcoming essay. Have a good field studies.
Please write an editorial on your selected topic relating to a newspaper article you have chosen.This link will help you construct an editorial
With the aid of annotated diagrams explain the formation of the following river landforms – waterfall, meanders & oxbow lakes, levees. I will check these next lesson
Go to TOK website and click on Knowledge Issues. Look at the slideshow Knowledge issues and different paradigms. Please make sure you state what the Amazonian tribesman and the Conservation manager might be thinking of the Rainforest as we did not discuss this in class ..do this as a short blog post. Then go back and watch the 2 videos ‘the power of 10 ‘ and ‘ perspective in planets’. That’s all folks
You should have completed 3 article evaluations and have all the background work done ie, maps , photos etc for your folio. You need to complete a 4th article evaluation at the weekend. Remember to summarise the main points of the article as well as analyse using the OPVL.