Junior Cycle Geography Virtual Experiences

The Earth

1.0 The Structure of the Earth

 Learn about the structure of the Earth

Case Study: The Mid-Atlantic Ridge

 

 

1.1 Formation of Volcanoes

 Learn about several volcanoes

Case Study: Iceland and Mount Yasur

 

 

1.2 Volcanoes and People

 Learn about people and volcanoes

Case Study: Iceland and Italy

 

 

Folding

2.0 Formation of Fold Mountains

 Learn about the formation of fold mountains

Case Study: Loughshinny, North Dublin

 

 

2.1 Periods of Fold Mountain Formation

 Learn about periods of folding

Case Study: Dublin-Wicklow Mountains, Comeragh Mountains, and the Himalayas.

 

 

Rocks

3.0 The Rock Cycle

 Learn about the rock cycle

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

 

 

3.1 Formation of Igneous Rocks

 Learn about the formation of igneous rocks

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

 

3.2 Formation of Sedimentary Rocks

 Learn about the formation of sedimentary rocks

Case Study: The Burren, Co. Clare

 

 

3.3 Formation of Metamorphic Rocks

 Learn about the formation of metamorphic rocks

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

 

 

Weathering

4.0 Mechanical Weathering

 Learn about Freeze-Thaw Action

Case Study: Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo

 

 

4.1 Chemical Weathering

 Learn about chemical weathering

Case Study: The Burren, Co. Clare

 

 

4.2 The Burren and People

 Learn about tourism in the Burren

Case Study: The Burren, Co. Clare

 

 

Mass Movement

5.0 Mass Movement

 Learn about mudflows and landslides

Case Study: Meager Creek Landslide, Canada

 

 

Soils

6.0 Soils

 Learn about several soil types

Case Study: Wicklow, Galway, Offaly, and Tipperary

 

 

Rivers

7.0 Rivers

 Learn about the stages of a river

Case Study: Victoria Falls and the River Liffey

 

 

7.4 People and Rivers

 Learn about dams

Case Study: The Hoover Dam, Colorado

 

 

7.1 Waterfalls

 Learn about waterfalls

Case Study: Victoria Falls and Gullfoss Waterfall

 

 

7.2 Meanders

 Learn about the meanders

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

 

 

7.3 Deltas and Levees

 Learn about river deposition

Case Study: Victoria Falls and the River Liffey

 

 

The Sea

8.0 The Sea - Waves and Longshore Drift

 Learn about waves and longshore drift

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

 

 

8.1 The Sea - Features of Erosion

 Learn about bays and headlands, cliffs, sea stacks and blowholes

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

 

 

8.2 The Sea - Features of Deposition

 Learn about beaches, sand spits, lagoons and tombolo’s

Case Study: Rosslare Strand and Our Lady’s Island

 

 

8.3 The Sea - People and the Sea

 Learn about Rosslare and People

Case Study: Rosslare Port, County Wexford

 

 

Glaciation

9.0 Features of Erosion

 Learn about the corries, cirques and U-shaped Valleys

Case Study:  Wicklow, Comeragh Mountains, and Alaska

 

 

9.1 Features of Deposition

 Learn about the moraines, eskers, and drumlins.

Case Study:  Westport, Alaska, and County Meath

 

 

9.2 Glaciation and People

 Learn about the Glendalough

Case Study:  Glendalough, County Wicklow

 

 

Climate

10.0 Hot Climates

 Learn about the hot climates of the world

Case Study: Sahara Desert, Amazon Rainforest and Tanzania

 

 

10.1 Temperate Climates

 Learn about the temperate climates of the world

Case Study: The Mediterranean and Ireland

 

 

10.2 Cold Climates

 Learn about the cold climates of the world

Case Study: Norway and Alaska

 

 

Severe Weather

11.0 Severe Weather

 Learn about hurricanes and tornadoes

Case Study: Hurricane Sandy and Joplin

 

 

Natural Disasters

12.0 Natural Disasters

 Learn about the Tsunamis and Earthquakes

Case Study: 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

 

 

Primary Economic Activities

13.0 Primary Economic Activities

 Learn about farming

Case Study: Ireland, Italy, and New Zeland

 

 

Energy Resources

14.0 Renewable Energy

 Learn about renewable energy

Case Study: Ireland and Germany

 

 

14.1 Non-renewable Energy

 Learn about non-renewable energy

Case Study: Ireland, Poland, and California

 

 

Climate Change

15.0 Climate Change

 Learn about renewable energy

Case Study: Ireland and Germany

 

 

Tertiary Economic Activities

15.0 Tertiary Economic Activities

 Learn about tourism

Case Study: Ireland 

 

 

Exploitation of Resources

16.0 Exploitation of Water

 Learn about the exploitation of water 

Case Study: Indonesia, Ethiopia, and Ireland

 

 

16.1 Exploitation of Natural Resources

 Learn about the overfishing

Case Study: Ireland and Sri Lanka