• You will be awarded grades based on your
investigation skills within Geography.
• Merits will also be available for the most
detailed and colourful powerpoint slides.
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They ask and
suggest responses to
a range of simple
They ask relevant
questions and suggest
sequences of enquiry
They identify relevant
geographical questions &
establish sequences for
With growing independence
they implement effective
sequences of questions and
select their own methods for
They observe, collect
collect, measure and
data, in and out of
They collect, accurately
measure and record
relevant data from
They select, collect,
measure and record
relevant data, from a
range of sources
They collect, measure and
record accurately more
They find some
answers to their
They use evidence and
They analyse information
to provide logical
They analyse evidence to
construct and justify valid
Investigation skills IN geography
BBC WebsiteSpecial Report
Video – One Year Anniversary
IMAGES of China earth
People killed: 68,000
Although the ground we walk on seems solid, the earth is actually made up of huge
pieces of flat rock called tectonic plates.
These move very slowly, and where they meet is called a fault.
When the plates rub together, the movement forces waves of energy to come to the
This causes tremors and shakes - and this is what causes earthquakes.
On 6 November 2008, the central government announced that it will spend
1 trillion yuan (about $146.5 billion) over the next three years to rebuild
areas ravaged by the earthquake.
It is the 21st deadliest earthquake of all time.
Strong aftershocks, some exceeding magnitude 6,
continued to hit the area even months after the
main quake, causing new casualties and damage.
People was left homeless
70,000 people died
The effects on the landscape and buildings were
divesting the whole of Sichuan was totally
flattened leaving lots of people homeless.
The overall cost of repair to the Chinease
economy has been estimated at over
£6 billion pounds!
China sent the army to help victims but the
army came upon the problem of mud slides on
the roads leading to Sichuan had also cracked.
Neighbours of victims helped to dig each
other out from the rubble.
Other countries and charities from outside
China started to help but the other countries
would have helped sooner but China rejected
the help because of their secretive nature.
Solutions to Earthquakes
You could strengthen the structure of the
Border the windows so they don’t smash.
Have a basement with supplies.
Other Interesting Info regarding
The most recent earthquake is Haiti
The most powerful earthquake was in Chillie
1960 with magnitude of 9.5
The most devastating earthquake was in 1556 in
Shaanxi and Kansu in China with 850,000
The recent earthquake in the UK was in
Lincolnshire 2008 with a 5.2 magnitude
Disturbs the sea bed which changes the flow of
the water that's how it causes Tsunamis.
Games to finish!
Click on the links below to try your hand at
protecting San Francisco from an
• New Bridge Bay
• Build an earthquake proof city
• Earthquake Interactive Activity
• Quake Quiz