Geography

Map Reading Skills

Contours
Contours

An interactive application to help you understand the correlation between contours on a map and the side profile of a geological feature.

Six-figure grid references
Six-figure grid references

A fast-paced game that tests your ability to accurately locate a six-figure grid reference on a map.

Ordnance Survey: pairs game 1
Ordnance Survey: pairs game 1 Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

A game to help your pupils remember the Ordnance Survey symbols. This game requires a good memory as well as knowledge of this subject area.

Ordnance Survey: pairs game 2
Ordnance Survey: pairs game 2 Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

Another game to help your pupils remember the Ordnance Survey symbols. This game requires a good memory as well as knowledge of this subject area.

Ordnance Survey: pairs game 3
Ordnance Survey: pairs game 3 Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

Yet another game to help your pupils remember the Ordnance Survey symbols. This game requires a good memory as well as knowledge of this subject area.

Six-figure grid references and O.S.map symbols: Quiz 1
Six-figure grid references and O.S.map symbols: Quiz 1 Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

A game that tests your ability to identify the feature located at a given six-figure grid reference.

Six-figure grid references and O.S.map symbols: Quiz 2
Six-figure grid references and O.S.map symbols: Quiz 2 Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

Another game that tests your ability to identify the feature located at a given six-figure grid reference.

Bearings: Maps and scaled drawings
Bearings: Maps and scaled drawings Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

Learn to measure distances and draw bearings on a scaled drawing. (worksheet)

Drawing bearings
Drawing bearings Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

This resource includes a teacher tool and a student-led game to teach pupils to accurately draw, measure and estimate a three figure bearing. Ideal for interactive whiteboards or tablets!

Estimating bearings
Estimating bearings Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

This resource includes a teacher tool and a student-led game to teach pupils to accurately estimate a three figure bearing. Ideal for interactive whiteboards or tablets!

Coasts

Coastal features
Coastal features Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

A compendium of games and activities to ensure you know the key-terms and their definitions: jigsaw puzzle, cloud-click quiz, hangman, anagrams and our ever popular froggy-spelling challenge. Click here for a slightly higher level quiz: Coastal features - higher

Longshore drift
Longshore drift Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

A sequence of animations showing the process of longshore drift.

Wave erosion
Wave erosion

A beautiful set of animations describing the various processes of wave erosion.

Caves, arches, stacks and stumps
Caves, arches, stacks and stumps Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

A sequence of animations showing how coastal landforms are formed by wave erosion.

Cliff retreat and wave-cut platforms
Cliff retreat and wave-cut platforms Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

A sequence of animations describing the process by which a wave-cut platform is formed.

Headlands and bays
Headlands and bays Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

An application to show how headlands and bays form over time.

Coastal management: glossary games
Coastal management: glossary games Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

A compendium of games and activities to ensure you know the key-terms and their definitions: jigsaw puzzle, cloud-click quiz, hangman, anagrams and our ever popular froggy-spelling challenge.

Coastal management: value line activity
Coastal management: value line activity

There are many different ways we can act to control coastal erosion. In this activity you must consider the different methods and then decide where they should be placed on a value line.

Coastal processes quiz
Coastal processes quiz Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

A general knowledge quiz on the action of the sea and coastal landforms.

Six-figure grid references and map symbols: coastal features
Six-figure grid references and map symbols: coastal features Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

A game that tests your ability to identify the coastal feature located at a given six-figure grid reference.

The UK coast line
The UK coast line Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

A simple map showing the areas of the UK at risk to flooding in the event of a sea level rise due to global warming.

Ice on land

Glacial erosion
Glacial erosion Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

A suite of animations showing the three main processes of glacial erosion: freeze-thaw weathering, plucking and abrasion.

Glacial features: glossary games
Glacial features: glossary games Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

A compendium of games and activities to ensure you know the key-terms and their definitions: jigsaw puzzle, cloud-click quiz, hangman, anagrams and our ever popular froggy-spelling challenge.

Formation of a corrie
Formation of a corrie Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

A sequence of animations depicting the gradual formation of a corrie, cirque or cwm.

Glacial landforms: labelling exercise
Glacial landforms: labelling exercise Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

Learn to identify the features of a landscape shaped by the action of glaciers with this labelling exercise.

Glacier budget
Glacier budget

An application to help you understand the glacier as a system of inputs and outputs. Discover how changes in the weather may affect its advance or retreat.

Water on land

River features: glossary games
River features: glossary games Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

A compendium of games and activities to ensure you know the key-terms and their definitions: jigsaw puzzle, cloud-click quiz, hangman, anagrams and our ever popular froggy-spelling challenge. Click here for a slightly higher level quiz: River features - higher

Meanders and ox-bow lakes
Meanders and ox-bow lakes Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

An animation to illustrate the formation of meanders and ox bow lakes.

Waterfalls and gorges
Waterfalls and gorges Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

A suite of animations illustrating how a gorge is formed as a waterfall retreats upstream.

Hydrological cycle: glossary games
Hydrological cycle: glossary games Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

A compendium of games and activities to ensure you know the key-terms and their definitions: jigsaw puzzle, cloud-click quiz, hangman, anagrams and our ever popular froggy-spelling challenge.

The hydrological cycle
The hydrological cycle Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

A visual database showing the processes involved in the movement of water in the hydrological cycle.

Flood management: glossary games
Flood management: glossary games Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

A compendium of games and activities to ensure you know the key-terms and their definitions: jigsaw puzzle, cloud-click quiz, hangman, anagrams and our ever popular froggy-spelling challenge.

Tectonic activity

Tectonics: constructive & destructive boundaries
Tectonics: constructive & destructive boundaries

An animation to show how oceanic crust is created at a divergent boundary and destroyed at a convergent boundary.

Tectonic plate boundaries: 3D globe
Tectonic plate boundaries: 3D globe Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

This amazing globe gives you a 3D view of the Earth and its tectonic plate boundaries.

Tectonic plate boundaries
Tectonic plate boundaries Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

This interactive map shows you the major plates, their relative motion and the distribution of earthquakes and volcanoes around the world.

Conservative boundaries and earthquakes
Conservative boundaries and earthquakes Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

A series of animations showing how the movement of tectonic plates at conservative boundaries produces earthquakes.

Types of volcano
Types of volcano Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

See how composite, shield, dome and cinder cone volcanoes are formed with this suite of animations.

Tectonics quiz
Tectonics quiz Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

A general knowledge quiz on tectonic activity.

The rock cycle
The rock cycle Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

Two drag 'n' drop activities to teach you all about the different types of rock and how they are formed.

Weather and climate

Precipitation: relief, convectional and frontal
Precipitation: relief, convectional and frontal

A series of animations illustrating the three main processes that result in precipitation.

Average yearly precipation: 3D globe
Average yearly precipation: 3D globe Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

This amazing globe gives you a 3D view of the Earth where each country is colour-coded based on its average yearly precipitation.

Depressing weather
Depressing weather Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

A beautiful resource that shows the changing weather conditions experienced by Old Man Beardy as a depression passes over.

Depressions
Depressions

A resource to explore the formation and development of a depression. It illustrates the gradual closure of the warm sector as the cold front undercuts the warm front to produce an occluded front.

Synoptic chart
Synoptic chart Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

An application showing a synoptic chart.

Weather and climate quiz
Weather and climate quiz Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

A general knowledge quiz on weather and climate.

World climate zones: 3D globe
World climate zones: 3D globe Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

This amazing globe gives you a 3D view of the Earth with the global climate zones mapped across the landmasses.

World climate zones
World climate zones Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

An application to illustrate the world's major climatic zones.

Climate types: glossary games
Climate types: glossary games Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

A set of glossary games to help make sure you know the climate types and their descriptions.

Average land temperature: 3D globe
Average land temperature: 3D globe Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

This amazing globe gives you a 3D view of the Earth showing the average land temperatures across the world.

Industry

Geography bucket sort: types of industry
Geography bucket sort: types of industry Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

Is the word in the primary, secondary or tertiary industry? Guide it to the correct bucket.

Farming as a system
Farming as a system Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

An animated flow diagram illustrating the farm as a system in terms of inputs, processes, outputs and feedback.

GDP per capita: 3D globe
GDP per capita: 3D globe Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

This amazing globe gives you a 3D view of the Earth where each country is colour-coded based on its GDP per capita.

Population

The demographic transition model & population pyramids
The demographic transition model & population pyramids Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

Study how the population of a country changes as it develops by looking at trends in birth and death rate at each stage of the demographic transition model.

Megacities
Megacities

A fast-paced game that tests your ability to accurately locate the largest cities on the planet.

Amazing 3D globes

These 3D globes give a completely different perspective on population statistics. Each globe gives you a 3D view of the Earth where each country is colour-coded based on the population statistic you are viewing.
The population cartogram is a bit different- it gives you a fascinating view where each country is scaled so that it is proportional to the number of people living there!

General resources

3D interactive Earth globes
3D interactive Earth globes Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

This stunning resource uses WebGL technology to create 15 different visualisations of Earth. Geographic, demographic and economic views include tectonic boundaries, climate zones, average temperature and precipitation, political maps, GDP per capita, population density, energy consumption, GINI index, fertility rate and population growth.

Map paper bank
Map paper bank

A collection of useful maps ready for printing.

Class scoreboard
Class scoreboard

If you're playing a game or a quiz and you need to keep score for several teams then this is the tool for you. Choose between a number of themes: 'Alien abduction', 'In your face' and 'Snail race'.

Timer
Timer Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

A new improved timer that now includes a countdown timer as well as a standard timer. Some of the alarm sounds are not for those of sensitive disposition. The time is given in Hours, minutes, seconds and hundredths of a second. Handy for timed tests, exams and activities.

Class minder
Class minder Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

A digital assistant that keeps an eye on your class on those rare occasions when you have to pop out.