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Mark

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Coast fieldwork
« on: March 24, 2010, 10:51:31 AM »
Hi

I am planning my fieldwork for WJEC B on how some coastal management schemes are more effective than others, I've found loads of useful links and resources but having never done a coasts field trip since I was at school myself I have hit a bit of a mental block on what data should I actually be looking to get the students to collect when we're there, if anyone could give me any suggestions that would be great.

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Re: Coast fieldwork
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2010, 04:35:57 PM »
Bi-polar analysis on coastal defences
Cost-benefit analysis
Not much 'quantitative'd data you can collect on actual sea defences

Do some beach profiling to understand the need for them and they're impact on the beach profiles

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Re: Coast fieldwork
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2010, 05:27:54 PM »
I'm in exactly the same situation mark.

Try googling coasts coursework and having a look on other schools VLE's, you might find some existing examples there.
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Re: Coast fieldwork
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2010, 09:25:01 AM »
Cheers,

I realised after posting (and about an hour of work avoidance xboxing) that there were several different activities I can get my students to do on the Geography Teaching Today website so I'm going to use most of those ones.

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Re: Coast fieldwork
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2010, 02:02:28 PM »
could you post the link on here, cheers  :)
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Re: Coast fieldwork
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2010, 02:23:10 PM »

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Re: Coast fieldwork
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2010, 08:09:51 PM »
Haven't checked out the ideas on the link, but v quickly we prove that longshore drift takes place (and so the need for groynes) by chucking orange in and timing it to go 5 m. We measure beach profiles with clinometers. We also measure the drop height either side of the groyne to show how much it is working.