WHERE ON EARTH AM I?
CLIMATE ZONES AND THEIR NATURAL VEGETATION
EXTREME EARTH is a fourteen-lesson unit introducing and illustrating extreme weather phenomenon, the causes and effects.
Earth’s unstable crust
Pushing, buckling bending and sliding – Mountain Formation
Geysers and hot springs
Weather and climate
Hurricanes, Typhoons and Cyclones
Earth’s Ice Ages and Extinction Periods
Global Warming and Climate change
The unit includes power point presentations and worksheets for each topic.
WEATHER, CLIMATE and VEGETATION in SOUTH AFRICA
Zoom in on the southern tip of Africa – what is the weather like? What grows naturally in the climate?
Explore through slides and worksheets:
Precipitation – rain, hail and snow
Determining and describing wind direction
How weather affects the daily lives of people
Rainfall in South Africa
Difference between weather and climate
Different kinds of climate in South Africa
Climate of own area
Links between natural vegetation and climate
Savannah grasslands – a case study
FOOD AND FARMING IN SOUTH AFRICA
Take a look at Food and Farming in South Africa. Is it different from where you live? Are some of the same crops grown?
PEOPLE AND FOOD
Food people eat
Ways people get their food
WAYS OF FARMING
Farming for self and family (subsistence farming)
Farming crops and animals to sell
Growing food in towns and cities
CROP AND STOCK FARMING
A dairy farm – case study of stock farming in South Africa
Location of main crop and stock farming areas in South Africa
Important crops of South Africa
A banana farm – case study of fruit farming in South Africa
UNPROCESSED AND PROCESSED FOODS
Unprocessed and processed foods
How and why foods are processed
From farm to factory to shop to home