What is dust? How does it get into the atmosphere and shape our climate? Dr Rob Bryant from the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield joined us to discuss

How do we predict earthquakes? They’re just like London buses, according to Rebecca Bell from Imperial College. In this podcast we discuss hazards, plate tectonics, and how they’re studied.

Coasts

Exploring coasts as dynamic and changing systems

Glaciation and geological timescales

A module focused on glaciers and glaciation, with two of the lessons dealing specifically with aspects of geology and geological time

Tourists are increasingly looking beyond the standard destinations and instead are favouring more unusual holiday activities in more distant places

Intense periods of snow fall in two regions of the world caused a series of deadly avalanches in early 2015

The frequency with which dangerous avalanches occur in the Carpathian mountains is comparable with the rest of Europe and North America, yet observations of their causes in this region are relatively understudied

Not all hazards are natural: a red mudflow from an industrial reservoir devastated parts of Hungary recently, killing nine people

Rivers

Pupils will learn that rivers and river systems, are dynamic; changing the landscape in visible and at times dramatic ways

Russia's regions and roles

A compelling case can be made for studying Russia as part of KS3 geography. Quite simply, geography is the study of the world and Russia is the world’s largest country!

Lake District

The geography, geomorphology and geology of the National Park, with links to sources of further information and details about the fieldwork that can be carried out in different areas of the park

Jurassic Coast of Dorset and East Devon

The Jurassic Coast of Dorset and East Devon is a 95 mile stretch of coastline that demonstrates 185 million years of geological history

Are you flood ready?

This unit of work teaches resilience in the context of water and flooding

Glacial environments

The purpose of this unit of work is to introduce students to a fascinating area of physical geography: glacial environments

Adventure landscapes

This module appeals to students' sense of wonder and adventure, virtually dropping them into dramatic places above and below ground and allowing them to explore the physical processes that formed them and continue to shape them

Fantastic places

The purpose of this module is to stimulate an interest in and a sense of wonder about places

Mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes

This module, comprising of six lessons, or half a term’s work, will focus on mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes

Exploring Shackleton’s Antarctica

The aim of the module is to develop an enquiry on the Polar region of Antarctica focusing on Shackleton’s 1914–17 Endurance Expedition

In January 2014 new research revealed that Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica was much more susceptible to climate change and ocean variability than previously thought

Can GIS help to conserve fossils on the Jurassic Coast?

How GIS has been used to enable erosion rates to be monitored along this important section of coastline in future years

The United States of America

This module, comprising six lessons, or half a term’s work, will focus on the United States of America

Dunwich was once one of the largest towns in England. However, the majority of the former town is now in ruins beneath the sea due to ongoing cliff retreat

In early January 2014, at the same time that North America was experiencing heavy snow storms and sub-zero temperatures, the UK was also facing its own package of extreme weather

Lake Turkana is currently the world’s largest lake found within a desert region and there are fears for its future as a means of sustaining both local economies and ecology

It's only water: who cares?

Synoptic geography in practice: the Water Framework Directive

At their most mysterious, sinkholes can make it seem like the earth is opening up and swallowing people and their possessions whole

A new large scale hydroelectric dam, the Belo Monte, is due to be completed in 2016 on the Xingu River in the state of Pará, Brazil

CO2 is being pumped into a Staffordshire forests by scientists from the University of Birmingham. Why? To explore the effects of increased greenhouse gas emissions as a result of climate change

Can a trip to the remote wilderness of Antarctica be sustainable? Why is Antarctica such a desirable holiday location and what risks do these ventures bring?

Governance of the Oceans

Dr Kimberley Peters, Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Liverpool talks to us about the Governance of the Oceans

Landslides and risks

Professor Dave Petley, Pro-Vice-Chanchellor for Research and Enterprise at the University of East Anglia talks to us about landslides and risks

Antarctic glaciers

Dr Bethan Davies is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences Aberystwyth University

Coastal erosion

David Sear is a Professor in physical geography at the University of Southampton

On Friday 21 July 2017, an earthquake hit just off the coast of the Greek Island of Kos, and Turkish city of Bodrum in the Aegean Sea

Mount Everest and its ascent

Find out about the historic 1953 expedition and discover what the impact has been on the people and places of the Himalaya region

 

Antarctica - Extreme wilderness

In 1895, the International Geographical Congress claimed 'the exploration of the Antarctic region is the greatest piece of geographical exploration still to be undertaken'

The Azure window, known as Tieqa tad-Dwerja on Gozo Island, collapsed into the sea during a storm in March 2017

Extreme Tourism

Ice River – A journey to Zanskar in Winter: Tourism in an Extreme Environment

Grand Alpine Tour

The ‘Grand Alpine Tour’, undertaken in the summer of 2014, encompassed a six thousand mile journey through some of the Alps’ toughest terrain

Exploring Everest

Tales of exploration usually involve courageous explorers, but what of those people who supported them?

Glacial landscapes

Past climate and glaciation of the Drakensberg Mountains, southern Africa

Razing the rainforest

Deforestation has been on the global political and social agenda for a number of decades, but it is only now with the link between deforestation and climate change that there is new awareness

Big rivers can be found in all of the world’s continents and in every region, across the sub- tropics, high-latitudes and equator

The Mekong River is a biodiversity hotspot of global significance, threatened by rapid hydro-power development. Steve explains why preserving the Mekong's annual flooding is integral to the future of the river and its delta

Passport to the Poles

Passport to the Poles uses the Polar First record-breaking helicopter journey by Jennifer Murray and Colin Bodill around the world via the two Polar Regions as a focus for stimulating and engaging educational resources

Glaciated landscapes

Written by Dr Peter Knight and Dr Richard Waller from the School of Physical and Geographical Sciences, Keele University

Landscape systems

Written by Martin Evans, Professor of Geomorphology, School of Environment, University of Manchester

Dryland Landscapes

Written by Joanna Bullard, Professor of Physical Geography, Loughborough University

Ecosystems (activities for GCSE)

An introduction to the theory of ecological systems through dynamics such as trophic levels and food webs

School grounds ecosystems study

This module has been designed to enable students to learn and practice a variety of fieldwork techniques in their school grounds

Coasts - Hunstanton Cliffs and NW Norfolk

This resource explores the Hunstanton area of NW Norfolk, and the stretch of coastline on either side, which borders The Wash in the East of England.