Matches and white sugar are among the products made with sulphur hewn by hand from an active volcano in Indonesia. Provides economic investment + employment. But, is this one of the most dangerous jobs in the world?
The miners break the cooled sulphur into chunks, and load up their wicker baskets for the 200 metre climb back up out of the crater. Each man carries up to twice his body weight.
What are the human & physical advantages of living in the danger zone? Mind-map why different groups of people live in active tectonic areas Use : Human Planet, textbooks & the internet
List the primary and secondary effects of the Iceland volcano
List the primary and secondary effects of the Haitian earthquake
How can people and places be protected from the effects of tectonic activity?
Podcast task Listen to the GCSE podcast about planning, prediction and preparation. Record notes on: Methods of Prediction for a Natural Hazard Emergency Planning for a Natural Hazard Protection in the Danger Zone Why Live in a Danger Zone? Attitudes Towards Living in a Danger Zone Try to include details of actual places etc.
New Key Geog Draw a diagram of an earthquake proof building from New Key Geography p67. Annotate Make suggestions of your own for how to improve earthquake preparedness
How would you prepare for an earthquake? Earthquake survival kits? What would you include? How could you prepare yourself, your family, your home, etc.?
Role of modern technology Tsunami warning systems Computer-aided prediction models Earthquake proof buildings Hurricane survival kit Prediction of volcanoes (Iceland metoffice website is ace) Google ‘person finder’ app used for Haiti / Japan? Earthquake drills Measurement and prediction Evacuationplans & disaster planning Prediction models and the use of GIS
Preparing for hazards New Key Geog p66-67, p70-71 Mind-map how you can prepare for a hazard using the textbook and your ideas Consider LEDCs and MEDCs and what is available to them Consider tectonic hazards (earthquakes & volcanoes) and climatic hazards (hurricanes)
Exam Q Describe and explain how the impact of a hazard can be different between LEDCs and MEDCs. Refer to examples where possible. [4marks] How does the level of development affect the speed and efficiency of recovery from a hazard? [4marks]