Unit 1A Water

Lesson 1-4 here. Click here for Lesson 5 - 7

Lesson 1

This is the classwork files in Word and in pdf
Here is the PowerPoint for this week

and this is the homework

Animation of the drainage basin

Another good site about the water cycle is http://www.nwrfc.noaa.gov/info/water_cycle/hydrology.cgi It has full explanations!
A good diagram to remind you of flows and stores in a drainage basin - only problem, is they call flows transfer - another name for the same thing - The ORANGE ones are flows

Lesson 2: Hydrological Cycle and River Processes

This is the classwork files in Word and in pdf

Here is the PowerPoint for this week

and for this week's homework
Upload the homework from week 1: delete page 1 and do as it says on the remainder. Also remember HotPotatoes
Some folks seem to be having a problem downloading the homework from above. Try this one instead.

I am sorry these run all the time - press stop and play when you want to see them working!

This movie shows the river processes really well.
Some great animations created by Y10 students! You need to flick from one to the next

Lesson 3: River Features

This is the classwork files:

Here is the PowerPoint for this week

and for this week's homework

Worked version of the River Tees homework:

A really good diagram to learn about formation of a waterfall ( High Force in particular!)

This is an even better waterfall animation - take a look

And click here for an animation that shows how levees are formed

Visit Coach House geography to find out what happens when levees are breached

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Lesson 4: Water Balance

This is the classwork files:

Here is the PowerPoint for this week:

and for this week's homework:

This is the Telegraph article about government targets for household water use

Water Aid is a brilliant charity that is trying to help us reach the Millenium Goal of getting potable water to everyone ( by 2015 I think - will check later)
I have downloaded a useful short document that explains what they are doing and why, with particular reference to sanitation.

Contributions by Year 10 Panthers

lifestraw.jpgWater from most sources can be drunk if done so through the LifeStraw, say the makers of the product. Created by Danish innovator Torben Frandsen, the straw is made of plastic and resembles a flute. Inside are filters and a chamber impregnated with iodine. These remove the bacteria from the water as it is drunk. It hopes the invention can help to meet the UN's Millennium Development Goals on providing access to clean drinking water. It is priced at around $3.50 (£1.85) a straw. Each one will last for around 700 litres, around six months to a year.
But from UK charity WaterAid, Paul Hetherington said that while he thought the LifeStraw is an 'amazing-sounding idea,' he did not ultimately think it would help.
"$3.50 sounds like very little to you and me - but most people in those countries earn less than one dollar a day, with which they have to feed their families," he said.
More about the LifeStraw here

Revision:Hydrological cycle drainage basins upper course lower course flooding