Earthquakes and Volcanoes » Mysteries, DMEs and thinking skills

1a) Mt Etna mystery- secret agent introduction image

1a) Mt Etna mystery- secret agent introduction

This talking avatar introduces the mystery. Pupils need to work out the reasons why Guiseppe and Maria live so close to Mt Etna. They have clue cards, a background information sheet an a movie to help them with this.

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1b) Mt Etna mystery- movie image

1b) Mt Etna mystery- movie

This movie introduces this mystery about Mt Etna. Pupils need to find out why Giuseppe and Maria live so close to Mt Etna on the Italian island of Sicily. To play the video in full screen, click the tab in the bottom right hand corner.   

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1c) Mt Etna mystery- background information sheet and tasks image

1c) Mt Etna mystery- background information sheet and tasks

This sheet provides pupils with a location and historical information about Mt Etna, which should be useful in solving the mystery. It also has a set of follow up questions for the pupils to complete. 

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1d) Mt Etna mystery- clue cards image

1d) Mt Etna mystery- clue cards

These clue cards provide the information that pupils need to work out why Giuseppe and Maria live so close to Mt Etna.

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2a) Mt Pinatubo decision making exercise- movie image

2a) Mt Pinatubo decision making exercise- movie

This movie introduces Mt Pinatubo, which is the focus for a decision making exercise. To play the movie in full screen, click the tab in the bottom right hand corner. These resources see ten events occur involving Mt Pinatubo. Pupils record them..

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2b) Mt Pinatubo decision making exercise- presentation image

2b) Mt Pinatubo decision making exercise- presentation

This presentation provides the ten events concerning Mt Pinatubo that pupils have to record, and then make decisions on. They will run automatically every 4 minutes or can be advanced manually.

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2c) Mt Pinatubo decision making exercise- location map image

2c) Mt Pinatubo decision making exercise- location map

These maps help to locate Mt Pinatubo and give pupils an idea as to the surroundings and where certain events in the DME may be occurring.

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2d) Mt Pinatubo decision making exercise- pupil worksheet image

2d) Mt Pinatubo decision making exercise- pupil worksheet

This is the worksheet that pupils use for the decision making exercise. They fill in each event in the space and decide on an action. Answers and rationale for them are included here too.

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2e) Mt Pinatubo decision making exercise- recap movie image

2e) Mt Pinatubo decision making exercise- recap movie

This movie looks at what actually happened when Mt Pinatubo erupted, and how it affected nearby Angeles City, and the Philippines in general.  

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3a) Plate boundaries- memory map 1 image

3a) Plate boundaries- memory map 1

This resource focusses on the types of plate boundary. Groups of pupils take turns trying to memorise parts of the plate boundaries memory map (short turns of about 10-15 seconds). They then try to produce a copy of the map in their group...

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3b) Plate boundaries- memory map 2 image

3b) Plate boundaries- memory map 2

This is an alternative version of the plate boundarty memory map, making it ideal for less able or younger pupils, or if there is less time available.

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