Year 12 geography students were in South Beach, Blyth last Friday, collecting information for their A’level independent investigations. The students had decided to investigate the changes in physical features of a sand dune, such as vegetation and slope angle with distance from the beach. In addition they investigated the impact of human activity on the environment. These students will be working hard over the next half term to produce graphs and statistics to analyse their findings. The activities gave them the opportunity to: use a soil sieve to study the different types of sediment at different locations of the beach; use calipers to study the size of rocks at different points along the beach and; use ranging poles and clinometers to measure how the slope angle changes along the beach.
An awesome day – followed by some football in the sun, fish and chips and ice cream!