HOMEWORK

Homework is in date order with the most recent first. Please note I only work Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays so scroll down to find the day when you have your lesson.

Week beginning Monday 17th September

Thursday 20th September

YEAR 7: Please begin filling in the countries on your world map. This week I would like you to label all the countries big enough to see within Asia and Oceana ONLY.

YEAR 9: 

You have been given a sample exam paper to look at. Please have a go at answering all the questions. This is a new layout for you, but the content of the questions are not new.

TIPS: Unless asked, you only need to describe what the graphs show, you don’t need to explain the reasons for the patterns you can see. Start by describing the overall trend (increase? decrease?) and mention any anomalies (data that does not fit the overall trend) such as a period when the pattern slowed or accelerated. Use statistics from the graph as evidence. Here is an example:

In Figure XYZ you can see that population of mice in Cambridge has steadily declined from 1950 to 1990,  starting with a population of over 20,000 in 1950 reducing to almost half in 1950 when the population was 11,000. There was a slight increase of 1,000 in 1982 but they dropped again in 1983.  

For questions 1 a iii) and 1 b iii) use SEEP (Social, Economic, Environmental and Political) to help you cover as many ideas as possible.

YEAR 10

Research task. You need to investigate and write a summary on the causes of the Japan 2011 earthquake and the 1997 Mount Soufriere eruption in Montserrat.

  1. You should identify and name the tectonic plates they are on, what type of plate boundary they sit on and then explain the processes that have caused the movement of their plates and resulted in the volcano and earthquake. At this stage you do not need to explain how the volcano or earthquake itself was caused, just the plate movement. Hint: they are both on the same type of plate boundary…so the same processes apply to both

Please complete on a google doc and bring to next lesson.

 

Tuesday 18th September

YEAR 8: 

  1. Please complete your poster describing in detail your chosen rock sample including its composition (what it is made of), its properties (how hard/soft/ layered/ big or small crystals etc. it is), examples of where it is found, how it formed and try to include what it can be used for. Please include images and clear labels as these will go on display. Due next lesson (Tuesday 25th September)
  2. Please buy a chocolate bar!  You need to choose a chocolate bar that you think has similar properties or composition to one of the 3 rock groups. Please bring this UNEATEN (!) to our next lesson (Tuesday 25th September) ready to explain to the class which rock group it represents e.g. a KitKat bar has clear layers, is brittle and breaks easily and is relatively soft,  like a sedimentary rock etc.

 

YEAR 9: Please add to your research on your chosen NIC, MEDC and LEDC countries the following information:

a) the country’s population density (please divide the total population by the total area of your country (in square km) to calculate – by yourself -its population per square kilometre

b) the population growth rate for each country. This is its birth rate (not fertility rate) minus its death rate. Please note that this may be a negative or a positive number.

Bring your books to next lesson to be handed in.

 

Monday 17th September

YEAR 7: please complete your poster on the continent or country you have been assigned, ready for next lesson.

YEAR 10: any past papers should be handed in by the end of Tuesday lunchtime.

YEAR 11: Please complete all the questions on the Borneo climate handout, using the graph paper to create an accurate climate graph. Remember, temperature should be shown as a red line graph and rainfall as a blue bar graph. The y axis are rainfall (in mm) on one side and average temperature (degrees celsius) on the other, and the x axis should show the months of the year. You will need to complete the graph first in order to answer the questions so make sure it is accurate! Due Monday 24th September.

A reminder that your past papers are due in by Tuesday lunchtime (on your return from your Science trip)

Week beginning Monday 10th September

Thursday 13th September

YEAR 7: please complete your posters for next lesson

YEAR 9:

  1. Please complete your analysis of the two graphs showing population growth that your were given in today’s lesson and answer the following questions: a) what has happened to total world population over time? and b) Has and will population grow evenly across the world? Make sure you use evidence (statistics from the graph) to support your answers.
  2. Please add to your research on your chosen NIC, MEDC and LEDC countries the following information: a) the country’s population density (please find out the total area of your country and divide it by its total population to calculate – by yourself -its population per square kilometre and b) the population growth rate for each country. This is its birth rate (not fertility rate) minus its death rate. Please note that this may be a negative or a positive number.
  3. Bring your books to next lesson to be handed in.

YEAR 10: please complete your past paper on industry for next lesson. Textbooks are available to borrow to help if required.

Tuesday 11th September

YEAR 8: Most metals come from minerals extracted from rocks. Two important minerals are hematite and bauxite: choose one mineral and write a paragraph about it explaining where it is mined, which metal it gives us and what it its used for.

YEAR 11: Please complete your past paper question on Energy for next Tuesday’s lesson. Open or closed book (please let me know which)

Monday 10th September

YEAR 7: POSTER TIME!! You need to make a poster that a Year 6 pupil would find appealing and helpful describing the country or continent you were assigned in lesson. Use pictures and words to describe the following:

  • Where your place is located on globe (neighbouring countries or oceans?)
  • Its population
  • Its size (square kilometres)
  • Name some countries that belong to this continent/ major cities if it is a country
  • Describe the climate (how much does it rain, what is the usual temperature? Does climate vary across continent?)
  • What is its physical geography (any mountains? Long rivers? Flat areas? desert? Physical landmarks?)
  • Any famous human landmarks/ places e.g. the Eiffel tower
  • Include examples of flora and fauna (plants and animals)
  • Any interesting facts (e.g. it is the biggest continent, safari destination etc.)
  • Remember to tell me where you got this information from e.g. a web address like http://ngkids.co.uk/places and to LABEL your pictures!

You have 2 weeks to complete this poster. They are due in on Monday 24th September in our lesson. Remember! there will be merits for the best posters and they will going on display in our humanities classroom…

YEAR 9: Choose three countries: an LEDC, an NIC and an MEDC. Produce a fact file detailing the birth rate, death rate, fertility rate, infant mortality. life expectancy and population pyramid for ALL 3 countries please. Try to choose a different country to those you studied in Year 8. The CIA world fact book is a useful source CIA factbook and try google images for population pyramid sources (sometimes known as age-sex pyramids). DUE next lesson (Monday 17th September).

 

 

Thursday 6th September

YEAR 7: POSTER TIME!! You need to make a poster that a Year 6 pupil would find appealing and helpful describing the country or continent you were assigned in lesson. Use pictures and words to describe the following:

  • Where your place is located on globe (neighbouring countries or oceans?)
  • Its population
  • Its size (square kilometres)
  • Name some countries that belong to this continent/ major cities if it is a country
  • Describe the climate (how much does it rain, what is the usual temperature? Does climate vary across continent?)
  • What is its physical geography (any mountains? Long rivers? Flat areas? desert? Physical landmarks?)
  • Any famous human landmarks/ places e.g. the Eiffel tower
  • Include examples of flora and fauna (plants and animals)
  • Any interesting facts (e.g. it is the biggest continent, safari destination etc.)
  • Remember to tell me where you got this information from e.g. a web address like http://ngkids.co.uk/places and to LABEL your pictures!

You have 2 weeks to complete this poster. They are due in on Thursday 20th September in our lesson. Remember! there will be merits for the best posters and they will going on display in our humanities classroom…

YEAR 9: Choose three countries: an LEDC, an NIC and an MEDC. Produce a fact file detailing the birth rate, death rate, fertility rate, infant mortality. life expectancy and population pyramid for ALL 3 countries please. Try to choose a different country to those you studied in Year 8. The CIA world fact book is a useful source CIA factbook and try google images for population pyramid sources (sometimes known as age-sex pyramids). DUE next lesson (Thursday 13th September).

YEAR 10: Research either the inputs, processes or outputs (you will be assigned this in class) for the Cambridge Science Park and bring the information to our next lesson on Monday (10th). Think about physical and human factors where relevant and include statistics in your answers. A good starting place is the science park’s own website: https://www.cambridgesciencepark.co.uk where you can find lost of information, as well as having a good look at the site on google maps.

For inputs: think about all the physical (natural) inputs that have gone into the science park e.g. how much land, what type of land (brownfield/ greenfield?. the geology, the climate, relief etc. and the human inputs such as how many buildings, what type of buildings, any car parks, any services from childcare to restaurants, any transport and communication links etc. All these inputs come together to enable or facilitate the processes (research, telecoms etc.) that happen in the various businesses at the Park. N.B capital and electricity will also count as inputs.

For processes: Remember, the processes of an industry include all the activities that take place in order for a business/ job to be carried out e.g, in farming it includes ploughing, sowing seeds, watering, harvesting, storing, transport etc. For the quaternary sector (like the Science Park) it will involve the tasks that workers undertake e.g. meetings, research, phone calls etc. as well as any storage, manufacture or transport of goods such as medicines. So first of all, you need to find out what kind of businesses are located at the science park, what products they produce and then you can look up/ work out what processes might be involved.

For outputs: the outputs of an industry are what products (material or immaterial such as information or knowledge or medical aid etc.) that a business or activity result in. First of all, you need to find out what kind of businesses are located at the science park, and find out what products they produce. Remember, profit and waste are outputs from most industries so try to find out how much profit (capital) the Park makes each year or focus in on a few companies as examples.

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