Junior Cycle Geography Virtual Experiences


The Earth

 1.0 The Structure of the Earth

Case Study: The Mid-Atlantic Ridge

1.1 Formation of Volcanoes

Case Study: Iceland and Mount Yasur

1.2 Volcanoes and People

Case Study: Iceland and Italy


2.0 Formation of Fold Mountains

Case Study: Loughshinny, North Dublin

2.1 Periods of Fold Mountain Formation

Case Study: Dublin-Wicklow Mountains, Comeragh Mountains, Himalayas


3.0 The Rock Cycle

Case Study: The Giants Causeway, The Burren, and Croagh Patrick

3.1 Igneous Rocks

Case Study: The Giants Causeway, Iceland’s south coast and the Wicklow Mountains

3.2 Sedimentary Rocks

Case Study: The Burren, Co. Clare

3.3 Metamorphic Rocks

Case Study: The Great Sugarloaf Mountain, Croagh Patrick, and an Italian marble quarry


4.0 Mechanical Weathering

Case Study: Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo

4.1 Chemical Weathering

Case Study: The Burren, Co. Clare

4.2 The Burren and People

Case Study: The Burren, Co. Clare

Mass Movement

5.0 Mass Movement

Case Study: Meager Creek Landslide, Canada


 6.0 Soils

Case Study: Wicklow, Galway, Offaly, and Tipperary


7.0 Rivers

Case Study: Victoria Falls and the River Liffey

7.1 Waterfalls

Case Study: Victoria Falls and Gullfoss Waterfall

7.2 Meanders

Case Study: The River Moy, River Liffey, and Colorado River

7.3 Coming Soon

The Sea

8.0 Waves and Longshore Drift

Case Study: Our Lady’s Island, Co. Wexford

8.1 Features of Erosion

Case Study: Downpatrick Head, Cliffs of Moher, Loughshinny Bay

8.2 Features of Deposition

Case Study: Rosslare Strand and Our Lady’s Island

8.3 People and the Sea

Case Study: Rosslare Port, County Wexford



9.0 Features of Erosion

Case Study: Wicklow, Comeragh Mountains, and Alaska

9.1 Coming Soon

9.2 Glaciation and People

Case Study: Glendalough, County Wicklow


10.0 Hot Climate

Case Study: Sahara Desert, Amazon Rainforest and Tanzania

10.1 Temperate Climate

Case Study: The Mediterranean and Ireland

10.2 Cold Climate

Case Study: Norway and Alaska


Severe Weather

11.0 Severe Weather

Case Study: Hurricane Sandy and Joplin

Natural Disasters

12.0 Natural Disasters

Case Study: 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

Primary Economic Activities

13.0 Primary Economic Activities

Case Study:  Ireland, Italy, and New Zealand

Energy Resources

14.0 Renewable Energy

Case Study: Ireland and Germany

14.1 Non-Renewable Energy

Case Study: Ireland, Poland, and California

Climate Change

15.0 Climate Change

Case Study: McCall Glacier

Tertiary Economic Activities

16.0 Tertiary Economic Activities

Case Study: Ireland



Exploitation of Natural Resources

17.0 Exploitation of Water

Case Study: Indonesia, Ethiopia, and Ireland

17.1 Exploitation of Fishing

Case Study: Ireland and Sri Lanka