Learning OutcomeEdit

Describe how the surface of the Earth and its atmosphere have changed since the Earth was formed and are still changing.

Specification ReferenceEdit

recognise that the Earth’s crust, the atmosphere and the oceans are the only source of minerals and other resources that humans need ■ explain why Wegener’s theory of crustal movement (continental drift) was not generally accepted for many years ■ explain why scientists cannot accurately predict when earthquakes and volcanic eruptions will occur ■ explain and evaluate theories of the changes that have occurred and are occurring in the Earth’s atmosphere ■ explain and evaluate the effects of human activities on the atmospher

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Starter ActivitiesEdit

Learning activitiesEdit

Activities to introduce new ideas and contentEdit

A worksheet that shows a timeline for the evidence of recent climate change

Activities to help students make sense of understandingEdit

Practical ActivitiesEdit


Practical work that could be undertaken as whole class activityEdit

Interactive online activitiesEdit


Plenary activitiesEdit

Homework activitiesEdit

Suggested Success Criteria*Edit

E grade C grade A grade