You are here

Week 3: Time and Landscape Theme Activities

Author: 

DAY 1 - TIME AND LANDSCAPE

Time and Landscape are very large topics (enormous topics!) so we are going to break them down to small-sized pieces that we will put together again later.

First, we are going to learn how to look at things in the way that a scientist or a detective might look at them - carefully.

Then we are going to learn to think with imagination so that we can turn what we have seen into new ideas. Not every new idea works out – but many new ideas together can lead to a whole new way of thinking.

Download day one activities below.

DAY 2 - TIME AND LANDSCAPE

Today, we will be learning about different ways of thinking and writing – and ways of reading.

If two people look at the same thing, the chances are they will see it differently. When you have finished today’s work. Look at what your friend wrote. It won’t be the same!

Download day two's lesson plan below.

DAY 3 - TIME AND LANDSCAPE

Landscape detectives are scientists who study our world. First of all, they look – very carefully - at what they see in front of them. Then they use the knowledge they have learned at school and university and think – also very carefully - about the meaning of what they are looking at.

These scientists have different names, and different skills. They study different subjects. Scientists from many disciplines (areas of study) are called Earth Scientists. (A longer name is Geomorphologists.) These scientists study the Earth and the forces that have changed and shaped it over many, many millions of years.

Some important branches of this earth study are:

• Geology (the study of materials that make up our world)
• Ecology (how plants and animals interact with the world and each other)
• Climatology (how the weather works on the world)
• Human Geography (how humans, and what they do, affect our world)

Download day three below.