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Rivers brought to life for GCSE syllabus

GCSE rivers

During the training of our 3D Viewer  our lead educationalists were alerted to the need  of geography teachers  for resources that would exemplify the changes  down the long profile of a river.  In effect  to test the Bradshaw Model.  Consequently, our studio artists were commissioned to design new  3D resources  to support the GCSE geography curriculum and aspects of river studies at A-level. We are pleased to announce that the  models  are now available for evaluation, prior to  general release  as assets within the Gaia  3D Viewer.

GCSE rivers

The assets cover the following key learning objectives:

  1.       To recognise and explain the formation of landform features associated with rivers.
  2.       To describe and explain changes to the valley and its channel down the long profile of the river source to estuary – including understanding of the upper, middle and lower course concepts.
  3.       To understand expected changes in the river channel, load and flow from source to estuary and test these against the theoretical model.

The resources  include  block diagrams  of a river  in its upper, middle and lower courses and  3D river landscape  model  upon which you can layer contours, so that students can understand how these relate to  topography.  Detailed notes and interactive features  bring learning to life , particularly as a precursor to undertaking fieldwork.

Gaia is  continuously developing new digital content  and as  new environments and models  are developed  they are added to the lessons library and  released to  owners of the software  in periodic updates. Take a look at the  Viewer being used in science.   Our model is to  work in collaboration with educators to develop new digital content and then share this with all members of the Gaia 3D community.  If you have an idea which you think will have  wide educational application then get in touch  and work with us to promote 3D visual  learning from the primary years to  university.



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