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Lesson 1 intro

  1. 1. Access Geography Unit 3 Week 15 The Dynamic Earth Introduction
  2. 2. Today’s Targets <ul><li>1.Review the last module </li></ul><ul><li>2. Introduce physical systems and processes </li></ul><ul><li>3. Outline key themes </li></ul><ul><li>4. Introduce Hydrology </li></ul><ul><li>5. Review lesson aims </li></ul>
  3. 3. Review of Last Module <ul><li>What key themes did you identify? </li></ul><ul><li>What were the common differences between more and less economically developed countries? </li></ul><ul><li>Were there any unexpected issues or trends occurring in the countries that you studied? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Introduction to Physical Systems <ul><li>In the physical world there are four main spheres or ‘worlds’. Can you name them? </li></ul><ul><li>Air </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Life </li></ul><ul><li>Rocks (soil) </li></ul><ul><li>What do you know about each area? </li></ul><ul><li>In each case, the sphere operates as a system with inputs, processes and outputs </li></ul><ul><li>Can you represent such a system as a diagram? </li></ul><ul><li>On a planetary scale, apart from the solar energy (an open system), these are closed systems </li></ul><ul><li>They all interlink </li></ul>Biotic and abiotic systems
  5. 5. Key Themes <ul><li>Part 1. The hydrological cycle and the river basin system: how does water move around the planet and how do rivers and streams affect landscapes </li></ul><ul><li>Part 2. Ecosystems and vegetation biomes: the links between climate, soils, vegetation and human activity </li></ul><ul><li>Part 3. Atmospheric processes and climate: how the global atmospheric system affect the climate in particular places and how human activities are changing the climate </li></ul>

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