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					         Scheme of Work – Plate Tectonics and associated hazards

Lesson    Topic Outline                                Resources        Skills
Number
   1      Introduction to plate tectonics              AQA p2           Prior K&U
          The Earth’s structure                        Redfern p2-5     Key terms
  2       Theory of plate tectonics                    AQA p2-3
          How the theory came about                    Redfern p2-5
          The evidence to support the argument –
          continental drift and palaeomagnetism
          Hess, Wegener, Bacon etc.
          Plate Boundaries                             AQA p5-9
          Four plate boundaries – the processes        Redfern p7-11
          and their features created
          Landforms – Fold mountains, rift valleys,    AQA p5-9
          ocean ridges, sea trenches and island        Redfern p7-11
          arcs
          Hot spots                                    AQA p9
          Their association with magma plumes          Redfern p10-11
          Link to plate movement
          Vulcanicity – variations in type and         AQA p10-12
          frequency of activity                        Redfern p11-17
          Link to plate margins and types of lava

          Major extrusive landforms – types of         AQA p12-14
          volcanoes                                    Redfern p11-17
          Minor extrusive activity – geysers, hot
          springs and boiling mud
          Case Study 1 – Mount Pinatubo,
          Philippines
          The nature of the hazard, The impact of
          the event, Management of the hazard and
          responses to the event
          Case Study 2 – Mt St Helens, USA
          The nature of the hazard, The impact of
          the event, Management of the hazard and
          responses to the event
          Mt Etna – AQA p19, Redfern p20-21
          Lessons learnt
          Seismicity – causes and characteristics of   AQA p22-25
          earthquakes                                  Redfern p24-26
          Focus and epicentre, seismic waves and
          earthquake measurement
          Links to the plate tectonic theory
          The Boxing Day Tsunami                       AQA p29-33
          Characteristics and causes                   Redfern p28-29
          Case Study 1 – Kobe, Japan                   AQA p26-29
          The nature of the hazard
          The impact of the event
          Management of the hazard and responses
          to the event
          Case Study 2 – Sichuan, China                AQA p34-37
          The nature of the hazard
          The impact of the event
          Management of the hazard and responses
          to the event
          Lessons learnt

				
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