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The investigators - What's hidden beneath our feet?

Geography Unit 6 - Investigating the local area

For some general background about these units and how to use them, please read our teachers’ briefing.

When, as part of their science curriculum, children learn about rocks and soil they may well ask “What rock is beneath our feet?” This unit encourages children to look for clues to answer this question by looking at the quarried materials used in structures built in their local area.

This unit also uses some of the “fun” activities provided in the Science unit “We’re living in rocks and SOIL!” Teaching both units simultaneously will make efficient use of teaching time and help children acquire a more holistic understanding of the importance of local geology in both shaping their lives and landscape.

In addition, this unit provides motivating opportunities for children to develop skills and knowledge in literacy, PSHE, history and science. Most of the classroom based activities make use of the opportunities provided by ICT and an interactive whiteboard.

This unit is made up of:

Title Size Format
DownloadFront Cover 164kb Word Document
DownloadTeacher Introduction 32kb Word Document
DownloadLearning Objectives and Outcomes - based on adapted QCA unit 104kb Word Document
Lesson 1: DownloadLesson 1 32kb Word Document
Lesson 2: DownloadLesson 2 36kb Word Document
Lesson 3: DownloadLesson 3 40kb Word Document
DownloadWorksheet 28kb Word Document
Lesson 4: DownloadLesson 4 36kb Word Document
Lesson 5: DownloadLesson 5 32kb Word Document
DownloadEntire Unit 768kb PDF Document
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