Comparing hazards & disasters MEDC and LEDC.

Monday 23rd Jan

Now that we have completed the natural hazards – earthquake and tropical storms..we will compare their effects in MEDCs to LEDCs…Tohoku ( 2011) versus Haiti ( 2010 ) and Hurricane Katrina ( 2005) to Cyclone Nargos ( 2008)

The class will work in groups to compare the effects. Please read over these sets of notes on the 2 case studies if you are absent. 

Haiti & Nargos ( Myanmar)

Global Interactions – Paper 3

Today we will start ‘Global interactions’ – starting with measuring Global interactions and  ‘Shrinking world’. I will hand out a workbook for each section, share notes and past papers and you as well as the ‘ Global interactions’ textbook, which you will keep until after the exams.

This section is Paper 3 and is one hour only – you answer 1 question from a choice of 3.  Each has 2 parts to it a) is 10 marks and b) is 15 marks . Here is a sample paper 

Measuring tropical storms/hurricane Katrina


Today we will look at measuring Tropical storms. Go to this doc and read from ‘Beaufort scale’ We will look at Saffir Simpson and HSI scales. Next we will look at Hurricane Katrina – watch this video and powerpoint links on the doc. As a group we will complete the data sheet on causes and consequences of Katrina and re-evaluation of response for future storms.

For homework please complete the following question

1 a) i) Identify a scale used to measure the magnitude of one hazard type       (1)

1 a) ii) Describe the main features of the scale you identified in a) i)                (3)

1 b ) Explain why some sections of the community are more vulnerable to hazards than others                                                                                                                               (6)

1 c) Compare the effectiveness of the methods used to predict the occurrence of two different natural hazard types.                                                                                    (10)

This is due next lesson Monday 23rd.

Homework this weekend

Please choose one section B question on ‘Resources.’ Complete for Monday’s lesson. You can use the markscheme for this. I have given you a copy of all past paper section A questions for ‘Resources’ – it may help you to revise by working through this and answering the questions…if you get stuck use the markscheme as a prompt to help you complete. We are now finished our last Core section and will move on to ‘Global interactions’ next week.

Tropical storms

I have shared a doc on Tropical storms with you. Today you will continue to fill in your fact sheets and we will look at how we predict these, how we respond to the tropical storm hazard and what factors affect the vulnerability of people facing these. Next lesson we will look at how we measure their strength – magnitude and look at a case study of a tropical storm disaster. NOLA.

Changing patterns of energy use

Today we will look at how our use of different alternative energy sources is changing

  1. Identify 3 fossil fuels (2 marks )
  2. Suggest 2 reasons for the changing use of nuclear energy ( 2×2)
  3. Go to this and we will add information about current trends

Examine the changing importance of energy sources other than oil ( 15 marks )

We will answer this using our notes. – here is the introductory paragraph we worked on

Make a copy and complete by end of Thurs lesson.

Earthquakes – Adjustment and response – reducing vulnerability

Today we will pool our information on all the ways we can prepare for the earthquake hazard and reduce our vulnerability

‘Examine ways in which vulnerability to either earthquake or volcanic hazards can be reduced ‘ ( 10 marks )

We did this before Xmas – Preparing for earthquakes – reducing vulnerability

Now read this and add in to the doc above anything else you find on this doc  ‘Managing and responding to the earthquake hazard’

Next we will look at Tropical storms – their characteristics and pre conditions for development.

Sustainability in the home

Individuals and Societies 10

Statement of Inquiry:

In order to create a more sustainable community, we must be innovators.”

Working towards sustainability

1.Energy saving

How you could save energy in your home?  It has to have a practical application?

How will you implement the ideas – get family on board/ make them do it?

2. Can you do anything else which will make your household more sustainable? reducing use of other resources.

3.Can you take your ideas to the wider community?

Think about conservation, recycling, reduction, reuse, substitution

This is a be completed individually – maximum 5 minutes long. Be creative!!

Due Thurs Feb 2nd- 2017.