I-Spy at the Seaside

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Starter

I-Spy on the Pavement was published in 1961. Have a look at the style of the writing and images. There is always a description, a question and a points value. How many 'chair menders' have you seen on the pavement in your town/city?

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Activities

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Cliffs and Wave Cut Platforms

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Seven Sisters, 160 metre high chalk cliffs in East Sussex, UK.

Boulder Clay Cliffs, Criccieth, North Wales, UK

Boulder Clay cliffs at Criccieth, North Wales, UK.

Selwick Bay - Wave Cut Platform, looking towards Molk Hole

Selwick Bay - Wave Cut Platform, looking towards Molk Hole, East Yorkshire, UK.

erosion | angle | steep | shallow | wave cut notch | undercutting | rockfall

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Arches, Stacks and Stumps

Durdle Door

Durdle Door, a natural limestone arch, Dorset, UK.

Old Man of Hoy

The Old Man of Hoy, a 137 metre sea stack of red sandstone on the west coast of the island of Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland.

weakness | cave | roof collapse | erosion

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Bays and Headlands

Cape Wrath

Cape Wrath is a cape in Sutherland, Highland, in northern Scotland.

Sennen Cove

Sennen Cove, Cornwall, UK.

erosion | resistance | geology | exposed | sheltered

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Bays and Headlands

spurn head

Spurn Head, a narrow sand spit on the tip of the coast of the East Riding of Yorkshire, UK.

deposition | sediment | longshore drift | shallow sea | sudden change in the direction of the coast

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I-Spy at the Seaside Task

I-SPy at the Seaside

Produce your own version of 'I-Spy at the Seaside - Coastal Landforms'. Your booklet should include descriptions, a question and an image of each of the following:

  • cliffs and wave cut platforms
  • arches, stacks and stumps
  • bays and headlands
  • spits

You will find key terms listed to help you include as much geography as possible. Don't forget to give everything a points value!

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Review

Review

How many points would you score on this coastal journey?