Fire and Ice

Third Level to Senior Phase - Outdoors Workshop

Class Level: S1+

Duration: 2 hours

In this workshop we will look at different rocks in various parts of Holyrood Park, examining them for evidence of the amazing and violent geological history of Arthur’s Seat. From tropical seas to 350 million-year-old lava flows and boulders moved by the ice, we will discuss the changes in the park throughout geological time and the uses of the contrasting rock types.

CURRICULUM FOR EXCELLENCE

SCIENCES

SCIENCES

  • Through evaluation of a range of data, I can describe the formation, characteristics and uses of soils, minerals and basic types of rocks. SCN 3-17a

SOCIAL STUDIES

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Having investigated processes which form and shape landscapes, I can explain their impact on selected landscapes in Scotland, Europe and beyond. SOC 3-07a
  • I can explain how the interaction of physical systems shaped and continue to shape the Earth’s surface by assessing their impact on contrasting landscape types. SOC 4-07a
  • 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

LITERACY

LITERACY

  • When I engage with others, I can make a relevant contribution, encourage others to contribute and acknowledge that they have the right to hold a different opinion. I can respond in ways appropriate to my role and use contributions to reflect on, clarify or adapt thinking. LIT 3-02a 
  • I can respond in ways appropriate to my role, exploring and expanding on contributions to reflect on, clarify or adapt thinking. LIT 4-02a