Soil Sampling

Higher Geographers were practicing their soil sampling techniques today ready for a field trip to Rothiemurchus!

S2 Geography Fieldwork

 

Collecting River Data on the River Gynack
Collecting River Data on the River Gynack

Each of our S2 Geography classes have been out to visit the River Gynack to take measurements in depth, width and to time how long a ball took to float 10m.

They are learning both gathering and processing skills that will be useful in their Added Value Unit in National 4 and 5 Geography.

Working in groups of four, they carried out their measurements and on return to the classroom they worked on their results to produce a cross section of their part of the river.

The second part of their exercise was to calculate the speed of the river using time and distance. Like all subjects, Geography is responsible for working on numeracy with pupils.

 

Skype call with the North Pole

North Pole Skype Call

Yesterday we were very lucky to have a Skype call with scientists on an expedition to the North Pole!

This involved all S1 pupils in the assembly hall which helped to make connections between Geography where pupils have recently been learning about the Tundra and what it’s like to live there.

One fun fact that we found out was that scientists had to adapt their diet and consume 5000-6000 calories a day to ensure they stay warm (meaning they can eat lots and lots of chocolate!)

More Skype calls are currently being planned between now and summer so keep your eyes peeled!

Thanks to Mr McLagan for organizing this.

S1 Geography Class ‘Skype’ with Canada [Geography]

Geography Skype Call with Canada

There is no doubt about it the world is becoming a smaller place and as Mr Bray said at assembly last week, ‘well geography still matters, distance matters less’. A great example of this is technology such as Skype. Last week S1 Geography classes Skyped with Woodhaven Middle School in Edmonton, Canada.

The purpose of the Skype was to discuss differences in the weather in different parts of the world. It would be fair to say that pupil son both sides of ‘the pond’ enjoyed the experience.

Skype is just one of the technologies that we are starting to embrace at Kingussie High School – we have lots of Skype calls planned between now and the summer.