Clicking on the picture will take you to the Newsround website where there are other photographs of some of the tornadoes and the damage they caused.
Saturday, 31 March 2007
Thursday, 29 March 2007
What do you think of these amazing statues? Find out more about the mysterious Easter Island here or by clicking on the picture...
Lots of other countries, for example, Bangladesh, made this move a while back, and in Ireland there is a 9p tax on each plastic bag. Should we be following suit? Or are the biodegradable/re-useable bags that supermarkets such as the Co-Op are now handing out enough?
Leave a comment and let us know what you think! Do you use supermarket carrier bags? What happens to them?
What's being built here? Why? By whom? And what effects will it have on the area?
(You should be able to find the answer in the news - check out the BBC website.)
Thanks to GeoBlogs for pointing out the story.
Enjoy the holiday - and don't forget to take lots of geographical pictures (especially from Egypt - you know who you are!!).
Monday, 26 March 2007
It is open to all SHS students, staff and parents, and all you need to do is take a photo over the holidays with a geographical theme and email it (together with a brief description) or bring it in to school after the holidays on a CD or memory stick. The closing date is Friday 20th April.
So, wherever you are heading, remember to take your camera with you. And don't worry if you're not off to foreign climes... There's plenty of good photography to be had in sunny Derbyshire!
Saturday, 24 March 2007
Wednesday, 21 March 2007
Well, just when you thought things couldn't get any more confusing, here is a critique of the programme from the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton... ("Critique" is quite a nice way to put it... the author of the article obviously didn't reckon much to the programme!)
Thanks to Kate Russell for pointing this out.
And delving a little deeper reveals that Matt Harding hasn't just done this once - he's been dancing around the world a few times, and has his own website with tales of his travels... Brilliant!!
Thank you to everyone who reads and comments... Keep up the good work! And don't forget to let me know if you spot anything geogtastic that should be on here!
This article from the BBC is a good one to start you off... (investigate some of the links from the article as well).
The Endon High School website has an excellent summary of the main ideas/key points.
For the historians amongst you, there's almost a timeline here with brief descriptions of how Toyota in the UK has developed over the past ten years.
And of course, the Toyota website - check out the "About Us" section particularly.
Don't forget - although a good starting point, this is not an exhaustive list of sources... Let me know if you find any more information!
Tuesday, 20 March 2007
According to this version of events from the LA Times, the walkway is the centrepiece of a "struggling Indian tribe's plan to lure tourists to its remote destination".
Whilst some people are welcoming the development and describing it as an "engineering marvel", others have declared it a "colossal eyesore" and an "horrific blight".
Click here for a video clip from the BBC... What do you think?? And would you pay $25 to test it?!
Saturday, 17 March 2007
Friday, 16 March 2007
Those are the two questions we've been thinking about today... Have a look at this bit of the Comic Relief website to find out about some children that Comic Relief has helped... What makes them happy?
There are also lots of games on the site, and a competition to design a Fairtrade computer game and have it made into a real game!
Leave a comment and tell us what you have done for Comic Relief, and what makes you happy!
HAPPY RED NOSE DAY!
Thursday, 15 March 2007
According to the London 2012 website, the Games are going to "transform the East End"... A lot of people disagree, and think that the whole project's a complete waste of money - particularly as it was announced today that the cost is going to be far higher than originally anticipated!
Check out today's news story from the BBC and explore the London 2012 website by clicking on the image above.
What do you think? Fantastic opportunity for London and Britain?? Or £9.3 billion down the drain??
Brought back happy memories from when I visited there - many moons ago in 1999. I've just dug out my photo albums, and here is a picture I took when I was there... The quality isn't great as it's from the "olden days" and I've had to scan it. More of my South Africa photos might follow!
Tuesday, 13 March 2007
Where is he, and what is he trying to do?
What difficulties do you think he might face along the way?
Would you fancy joining him?!
Monday, 12 March 2007
Sunday, 11 March 2007
...which is hopefully better than I did!! I started off pretty well and the first few years went ok... But it went downhill from year 7, and I finished with a management rating of 49/100 and a bank balance of -£19160.33 - oops!! My poor management skills were not helped by the fact that I had a flood and my tractor broke twice though.
Make sure that you read the information carefully - have a look at the Help sections before you make your decisions. Then let us know what your management score was, what your final bank balance was, and a bit about the factors that helped or hindered your progress.
Don't forget to put your first name or initials on your comment. Have fun!
At the moment, she's telling us that there are south/south-westerly winds, blowing at 6.2 metres per second, the temperature's 13oC.
Keep an eye on her and see what happens!!
Year 10, 11 and 13 know all about this already, but for those who don't... Much of this stretch of coastline is made of boulder clay, which is softer - and therefore less resistant to erosion - than coastlines elsewhere. This means that homes and livelihoods that have been built on the cliffs are at risk of falling into the sea - and many have already done so.
Sea defences are controversial, because they are expensive to construct and maintain, they are not particularly attractive, and it is often said that they might solve the problem in one place, but make things much worse further along the coastline.
There is another article from the Yorkshire Post here, and clicking on the image above will take you to a gallery of some rather alarming photos that have been sent in by readers.
Saturday, 10 March 2007
So, big apologies to those who've posted comments that have vanished into the ether.
Please keep posting comments - some are coming through. Make sure that you add them to the post you're talking about (not only is this much more logical, it makes it easier for me to check whether they're showing up or not) - and leave your first name or initials and your form.
Thursday, 8 March 2007
Congratulations - and get revising now so we can have lots of As and A*s in summer!!
Tuesday, 6 March 2007
So says the documentary to be shown on Channel 4 on Thursday (8th March) at 9pm, anyway!
A quick search for "The Great Global Warming Swindle" will provide you with more opinions on the matter than you'll know what to do with...
However, I'll be interested to hear what you have to say when you have watched the programme on Thursday...
Monday, 5 March 2007
If you click on the satellite image, it will take you to the Met Office website, where you will be able to look at other satellite images and pressure charts, as well as a wide variety of other weather-related bits and pieces!
Sunday, 4 March 2007
Friday, 2 March 2007
Check out the BBC coverage here, or have a look at the webcams on this site (actually, I don't know how good they are - it's dark in Italy at the moment!!)
At "totality", the moon will be in the earth's shadow, and so only sunlight that has been filtered through the earth's atmosphere will reach the moon - making the moon appear reddish in colour.
This particular eclipse will be unusal, because it will be at least partly visible from every continent.
Click on the picture to find out more... And don't forget to post a comment telling us what you saw! If you manage to take any pictures, you can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
A few people have asked recently how to leave comments... If you look at the bottom of each post, you will see how many comments have been left for that post. If you click there, it will take you to a page where you can add your own comment.
Things are set up so that you don't need to have an account or be registered to leave a comment - just type what you want to say, add your first name or initials and your form, and click "Publish your comment". Don't be alarmed when it doesn't appear straight away - they come to me first so I can make sure no-one writes anything they shouldn't!
Don't forget to check out the Young Geographer of the Year competition, and if you find any Geogtastic stories/websites/etc that I haven't mentioned, let me know!