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Mapping our World

Bring key geographical concepts to life with Oxfam's free teaching resource for interactive whiteboards. Mapping our World helps pupils explore the difference between a map and a globe, and how different map projections affect how we see the world.

Teachers

Not tablet friendly

7-14 year olds
Google Earth

A truly amazing download which combines satellite imagery, maps and terrain to let you view the world's geography at the click of a mouse. Fly to your address or now you can even view the night sky. It can help children understand what a map view is.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents

Tablet friendly

5-18 year olds
BBC Learning Zone Class Clips

The Learning Zone provides short videos which have been selected to match the curriculum for use in primary and secondary schools. It seems to have more resources for Key Stage 2. There is a useful search facility.

Teachers

Not tablet friendly

3-11 year olds
Climate Chaos

These materials from Oxfam provide 5 days of activities, for 9 - 11 year olds, that provide an overview of the causes and consequences of climate change, and help teachers to explore its impact on everyone. Ideal for the Summer week after SATs.

Teachers

Tablet friendly

9-11 year olds
Captivating Climates

Captivating Climates from Young Science Investigators helps pupils aged 7 to 11 learn about their environment while developing their investigative science skills. Great animations, free posters and worksheets. Register to access these fantastic materials.

Teachers

Partly tablet friendly

7-11 year olds
Glossopedia

A super free children's encyclopedia designed for 7 - 12 year olds from Globio. It is easy to use, it is colourful and there are great images. An added bonus is that there is no advertising on the site.

Pupils

Partly tablet friendly

7-14 year olds
Geography Image Bank

Great copyright free images from Worcestershire LEA. Categories include: Human Geography, Physical Geography, Buildings (homes), Culture, Seaside and Transport. The photographs would be useful teaching aids on an interactive whiteboard.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet friendly

5-16 year olds
Energy Nation

Energy Nation consists of a set of online activities set around electricity generation, safety and usage, plus a classroom pack of photocopiable support materials. Great on an interactive whiteboard.

Pupils, Parents

Not tablet friendly

11-14 year olds
Energy World

Energy World challenges students to look at energy from a national through to a global perspective. There are online activities which lend themselves to use on an interactive whiteboard and teacher support materials.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

14-16 year olds
Geocube

A truly amazing site! The world of geography at your fingertips. Information, with super photographs and video clips. Whilst the text is more suitable for older students the visual resources can be used with all ages.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

11-16 year olds
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