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Physical and human environment blog

  1. 1. Announcements1. Att submissions2. File check next tues 28 August(Content page on blog:www.onezerosixgeographers.blogspot.com) 1
  2. 2. PHYSICAL AND HUMANENVIRONMENTUnit 3 2
  3. 3. What are some differences you can see?Physical Environment Human environment (people adapt to it) (people modify it) 3
  4. 4. DEFINITION OF PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT Natural surroundings which people, animals and plants live inComprise of  Water  natural vegetation,  landforms and rocks,  weather and climate Examples = Deserts, coastal areas, mountainous regions 4 Text pg 13
  5. 5. DEFINITION OF HUMAN ENVIRONMENT A changed physical environment by people, through activities:-  Farming  Mining  Factories  Roads and railways Examples = Urban city (Singapore) Text pg 14 5
  6. 6. Inter-relationship between people and environment (2a People IM ) PO I VE PA S SIT CT ITIV PO S a) CT S E(1 A IMP (1bIMP ) NEG ATIVE AC AT EG ) N TS TS IVE (2b AC IMP Environment 6
  7. 7. Inter-relationship between people and environment1a. How does human activities have positiveimpact on the environment? Cloud seeding = humans can userockets/planes to disperse chemicals that bringsrainfall into areas that are facing drought Positive impacts = survival of vegetation,prevent drought 7
  8. 8. (1b)How does human activities havenegative impact on the environment? In agriculture, humans may overcultivate the soil, which leads to soilerosion (soil being washed off). Humans may also cut down trees foragriculture which results in Deforestation 8
  9. 9. 2a.How does the physical environmentaffect people positively It provides natural resources thatbenefits people eg Sunlight, minerals Note: Resources can be renewable(Able to replenish itself eg air, wind) ornon-renewable (Unable to replenishitself/takes a long time to replenish egcoal, petroleum) 9
  10. 10. 2b. How does the physical environment affect people negatively? Natural disasters may destroy human settlements eg Flood, tsunami Unfavourable weather conditions will affect people’s activities eg rainy day 10
  11. 11. 3.Which has a greater influence? Justify your answers. (a) Environment has greater influence on people as extreme weather changes or natural disasters are beyond human control eg Tsunami, flooding (b) People has greater influence on environment as changes made to the environment causes irreversible damages. Humans also depletes natural resources that are limited in their supply. 11
  12. 12. HOW (SAN)BUSHMEN ADAPT TO THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c246fZ-7z1wTake note of the following in the video:Bushman’s clothes, language and tools 12
  13. 13. OBJECTIVE1. Learn about the different living environment between a !Kung bushmen and a Singaporean2. Understand how a !Kung bushmen ADAPT to his environment and how a Singaporean CHANGED his environment 13
  14. 14. Similarities between !kung bushmen and Singaporeans• The !kung bushmen requires water, air, food and the right temperature to survive. Likewise, the same goes for the Singaporeans as well.• Comparison words: similarly, also, just as, same as, not only 14
  15. 15. CONTRASTING MR !KUNG AND MR SING !Kung Bushmen SingaporeansClimatic -High temperature in High temperatureconditions the day and low and rainfall temperature in the throughout the night year -Very low rainfall throughout the year 15
  16. 16. !Kung Bushmen Singaporeans (adapt to physical (change to human environment) environment)Water -Water holes -Tapssources -Fruits and berries -Reservoirs/Rain -Imported water -Bottled/canned drinks 16
  17. 17. !Kung Bushmen Singaporeans (adapt to physical (change to human environment) environment)Food -Hunting animals -Buyingcooked foodsources -Gathering fruits -Buy raw food from from the wild markets and food stalls 17
  18. 18. !Kung Bushmen Singaporeans (adapt to physical (change to human environment) environment)Material -Animal skins -Cloth and woolfor -Leaves and grasses -Animal skinsclothing -Artificial material 18
  19. 19. !Kung Bushmen Singaporeans (change (adapt to physical to human environment) environment)Types -Temporary -Permanent sheltersof shelters -Houses made fromshelter -Huts made of concrete and steel leaves, branches and shrubs 19
  20. 20. !Kung Bushmen Singaporeans (adapt to physical (change to human environment) environment)Types of -Handmade tools -High-technologytools / Eg Spears, Bows and toolstechnology arrows Eg Machines, computers 20
  21. 21. !Kung Bushmen Singaporeans (change (adapt to physical to human environment) environment)Modes of -Walk most of the -Motorcars/MRTtransport time (no transport -System of road or roads) networks -Airport enables international travel 21
  22. 22. SUMMARY !Kung Bushmen Singaporean Live in a largely  Live in a largely physical human environment environment (Kalahari desert in  Modified much of South Africa) Adapted to their the environment to environment and meet their needs made few changes  Transformed an to it island (from forest The environment is to city) able to meet their needs 22

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