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Last week when explaining The Earth´s Internal Energy and its effects: Earthquakes, volcanoes, folds, faults and orogenies, a couple of students form 2ºESO A, came up with a very interesting question. In fact, not all the scientist agree with a same answer.

 Why aren’t there any volcanoes in the Himalayas?

If you want to know, follow this link:

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Picture by zombra (Annapurna Base Camp 2012)

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This is a funny song to know about Alfred Wegener, his Continental Drift theory and the posterior Plate Tectonics Theory.
The title of the song is : Continental Drift (or: the posthumous triumph of alfred wegener) you can also listen to the acoustic version.

The band is The Amoeba People

Hereby the lyrics:

In the year of 1910 there was a scientist
Whose name was Alfred Wegener
He noticed that the continents looked just like
Pieces of a broken puzzle
By 1915 he called it Continental Drift

It caused a rift
With his fellow scientists (who sang)
Ha! Ha! Alfred Wegener!

You are a crazy man!
Ha! Ha! Alfred Wegener!
You are a crazy little man!
They reminded him he had no proof

For how or why the continents could do this
And until you show just how or why
You merely have one interesting hypothesis
Until this evidence we see
You don’t have a theory
Ha! Ha! Alfred Wegener!
You are a crazy man!
Ha! Ha! Alfred Wegener!
You are a crazy little man!In the year of 1930
On an expedition to Greenland
Wegener got caught in a blizzard
When they finally found him
It was much, oh much too late
And they buried him in an icy mausoleum30 years after he died
A new idea came to light
Plate Tectonics, Plate Tectonics
It changed the way geologists saw the world
And brought Continental Drift back to lifeNow everybody sings:

Yee haw! Alfred Wegener!
You are a brilliant man!
Yee haw! Alfred Wegener!
You are a brilliant, brilliant man!

Continental Drift!
Alfred Wegener’s theory!
Continental Drift!
Alfred Wegener’s theory!
Continental Drift!
Alfred Wegener’s theory!
Continental Drift!
Alfred Wegener’s brilliant theory!

credits

released 01 January 2012
words and music by Ray Hedgpeth

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This is a presentation to work the Unit about Internal Geology 2º ESO (VOLCANOES & EARTHQUAKES)  with the CLIL -Content and Language Integrated Learning – approach .

You can find here:

  • Vocabulary activities from this Unit  introducing the main  terms plus wordsearchs and crossword.
  • Science poems related to Earthquakes and Volcanoes.
  • Activities to distinguish between sentence and fragment.
  • Some pics to comment and practice oral skills using the vocabulary learnt.

Furthermore this is the first time I embed a presentation from google drive into my wordpress blog, and to achieve this I found very useful this tutorial:

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I have found this web page with plenty of poems to work Science:

I have chosen these 2 samples that we  used in 2º ESO when speaking about Internal  Geology:

Earthquake

Rattle rumble,
Shook and shake,
Tremble trouble,
An earthquake!

Beneath the Earth,
Nothing waits,
Strikes and slips,
Tectonic plates…
Pushing grinding,
Will it halt?
What will happen,
To the fault?
Rattle rumble,
Shook and shake,
Tremble trouble,
An earthquake!

Volcano


Magma,
Melted, molten rock,
Like soup that boils,
In a crock…

Beneath the Earth,
It rolls and roils,
Beneath the Earth,
It turns and toils…
Pressure grows,
Magma escapes,
Blows through holes,
Of different shapes…Mountain cones,
Ring of fire,
Volcanoes blow,
Ash flies higher!
Magma flows,
Becomes hot lava,
Cools to make,
A place like Java…
Magma comes,
From underground,
And flows in lava,
All around…
Listen now,
Don’t interrupt,
When volcanoes blow,
They do erupt!
The different poems are classified according to these topics:

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