FIELD SKILLS: MICROCLIMATES

Third Level to Senior Phase - Outdoors Workshop

Class Level: S1+

Duration: 2 hours

This study introduces pupils to some key concepts in fieldwork. They will use several sampling and data collection techniques to understand how buildings effect the microclimate of their surrounding area. They will then process analyse their data to draw concussions about buildings and microclimates. Can’t visit Dynamic Earth? Get in touch to discuss us visiting your school to run this session in your playground!

CURRICULUM FOR EXCELLENCE

SOCIAL STUDIES

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • I can identify the possible consequences of an environmental issue and make informed suggestions about ways to manage the impact. SOC 3-08a
  • I can investigate the relationship between climate and weather to be able to understand the causes of weather patterns within a selected climate zone. SOC 3-12a
  • I can develop my understanding of the interaction between humans and the environment by describing and assessing the impact of human activity on an area. SOC 4-10a
  • I can carry out a geographical enquiry to assess the impact and possible outcomes of climate change on a selected region and can propose strategies to slow or reverse the impact. SOC 4-12b

GEOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENTS (NATIONAL 5)

GEOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENTS (NATIONAL 5)

  • Learners will develop geographical skills and techniques in the context of physical environments. Learners will develop a detailed knowledge and understanding of the processes and interactions at work within physical environments.
  • Specifically, the workshop supports the following skills, knowledge and understanding;
    • using a range of research skills, including fieldwork skills, in mostly familiar contexts;
    • using and interpreting a range of numerical and graphical information in mostly familiar contexts;

GEOGRAPHICAL SKILLS (ADVANCED HIGHER) UNIT

GEOGRAPHICAL SKILLS (ADVANCED HIGHER) UNIT

  • Learners will develop a wide range of geographical methods and techniques including mapping skills, graphical techniques and a range of statistical techniques for analysing and interpreting geographical data.
  • They will develop skills including fieldwork, making decisions, critical evaluation and the use of geographical methodologies.
  • Advanced Higher Course:
    • further develop skills of independent research, fieldwork, analysis, synthesis, evaluation and presentation.
    • further develop skills and techniques to collect, extract, analyse and interpret information to explain geographical phenomena using appropriate terminology.
    • further develop expertise in the use of maps, diagrams, statistical techniques and written accounts.