THE CHANGING COAST AT BLACKGANG CHINE
Designed to support a school trip to Blackgang Chine
GEOGRAPHY Key Stage 4
Variants: Low Ability students
Human and Physical Geography
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Students investigate the coastal processes evidenced at Blackgang and the surrounding coastline, and consider causal factors and physical/ human effects. The resource incorporates pre-visit research, on-site investigation and post-visit annotation of photographs and analysis of findings.
The resource task enables students to develop their knowledge of the physical processes taking place in the Blackgang Chine park
and environs, e.g. coastal erosion. The resource promotes pre-visit discussion and research, on-site investigation in processes evident at the park, the use of geographical vocabulary, and post-visit summary of findings and predictions.
This resource will require students to discuss the possible processes (and the impact of these) they think they might see evidence of
at Blackgang Chine and the surrounding area, during pre-visit preparation. They will have already learned about erosion and other key physical processes. They can research the history of erosion at the park via google search and at www.blackgangchine.com/about-us .
During their visit to the park, students will then record their observations of physical processes at the park, their causes and their impact.
On return to school, students will summarise their discoveries by answering a set of key questions that relate to both physical and human processes, making links between these and the environment seen at Blackgang Chine park and the immediate locale. They will consider impact, and the future likelihood of continuing effects on the landscape. They will annotate their photographs with notes taken during the visit.
Key Skills Practised
Geographical enquiry skills
Understanding key processes in physical geography (rocks, weathering and soils; weather and climate)
Extracting information from various sources and making relevant notes
Labelling and annotation of photographs
Describing, analysing and interpreting evidence.
Students will research the Isle of Wight coastal zone and key processes that take place there. They make notes on what they may expect to find at Blackgang in terms of the coastal landscape.
During the Visit
Record their observations using notes and photographs (for later collation/annotation)
Why not complete this resource on a day trip?
The Isle of Wight can be reached in as little as 12 minutes! If you're located close to the south coast then a day trip is easily achievable...
This resource could be completed as part of the following day trip:
Land of Imagination! from £25pp
Let children's imaginations run wild as they enjoy the many themed areas around Blackgang Chine!
Students summarise their observations and drawing conclusions. They may complete a annotated photographic summary of their findings linked to evidence of processes seen at the site.
Students will gain an understanding of the physical coastal processes affecting the south coast of the Isle of Wight, specifically the Blackgang area. They will consider the human impact. They will develop their skills of collation and evaluation, and will draw detailed conclusions based on their notes.
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