Take a look at our range of fieldwork resources.
Colouring London aims to collect information on every building in London, to help make the city more sustainable.
Microclimate data can be collected in any location, including the school grounds
Written by David Holmes
Develop the way your learners see, hear and interact with the spaces they inhabit
The fluvial system: lessons using data skills
Ideas for fieldwork based on water management
Five ideas for inclusive fieldwork around your school
Interview surveys and questionnaires
There is huge scope for investigating the land-use, function and issues in rural areas, and their changing identity and character
This section introduces a range of techniques that you can use for fieldwork in river environments
This module has been designed to enable students to learn and practice a variety of fieldwork techniques in their school grounds
Ideas for fieldwork using maps
Field sketching and field photography are fundamental parts of any field work investigation
Supporting Fieldwork at KS1 and KS2
An overview of symbols, compass and direction, grid references, scale, contours.
Ideas for sustainability fieldwork
Supporting high quality fieldwork using free maps and GIS from the internet
Sense of place fieldwork
Lichens and Pollution: A fieldwork activity using lichens as bio-indicators to assess air quality in the local area
Ideas for environmental fieldwork
Ideas for coastal processes
A virtual fieldwork project to assess whether Milton Keynes is a sustainable community
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
Written by Katy Jonas
Includes guidance for getting started with planning a trip, lists of useful contacts and ideas for activities
There is an opportunity for students to develop their data skills in relation to the multiple meanings and identities of place
This activity encourages students in Key Stage 3 to practice and develop their map skills using their free OS maps of the local area
Exploring coasts as dynamic and changing systems
Ideas for using census data
Written by Philip Monk.
Ideas for quick and easy fieldwork in your School Grounds
Statistics work sheets
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
A selection of ideas for creating your own weather instruments in the classroom or at home
Ideas for urban fieldwork
Environmental impact assessments, pollution studies and more
River and coastal fieldwork approaches that are directly relevant to ‘real-world’ professional industries, career paths, and activities
This activity encourages students to develop an understanding of how history has influenced cultural heritage in their local area
A selection of useful links to support the teaching of data skills in geography
A mission to solve unanswered questions about one of the most remote and least-studied wilderness areas on our planet.
A range of techniques that you can use for fieldwork in coastal environments
Ideas for rivers fieldwork
Google Earth, the free to download satellite imagery package from Google provides an excellent starting point for students to organise and present their fieldwork data
The fieldwork techniques introduced in this section are geared towards a range of different ecosystem settings, ranging from coastal sand dunes to woodlands and inland waters
Supporting you to undertake KS2 fieldwork in London
You do not necessarily have to change your entire fieldtrip in order to bring it up to date
Investigating landuse and function
Wherever you go, in town or countryside, it is very difficult to escape vegetation.
Data is gathered on a small part of the whole parent population or sampling frame, and used to inform what the whole picture is like
Ideas for tourism fieldwork
This activity has been designed to be a stimulating and fun way of practicing map skills using the free OS maps for schools
Urban studies are popular locations for fieldwork, since 70% of us live in built up areas
Ideas for rural fieldwork
Geotagging photos to share fieldtrips with the world
The hi-tech geographical treasure hunt
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Written before the London 2012 Olympics, this resource looks at the developments in East London in the lead up to the Games
Making the case for using qualitative techniques in geography fieldwork to encourage your students to engage in insightful geographical thinking
This six-lesson unit on map skills is designed so that one lesson will be taught in each year group from years one through six
Investigating the impact of tourism and recreation
The Jurassic Coast of Dorset and East Devon is a 95 mile stretch of coastline that demonstrates 185 million years of geological history
A collection of resources created from the film, photo, cartographic and data outputs from the RGS-IBG Land Rover Bursary 2017.
Investigating variations in quality of life between different localities
Trolley Talk: A fieldwork activity to investigate local supermarkets and sustainable shopping
Immersing yourself into the acoustic environment
Ideas for weather and climate fieldwork
Fieldwork techniques using transport
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