From Earth Science On-Site
Barr Beacon, Walsall
The Barr Beacon material was produced as part of the Black Country Geodiversity Action Plan and published under the aegis of the Earth Science On-Site project. This material is freely available for educational purposes, and may not be used for commercial gain. It is anticipated that the ideas and materials presented here will be adapted by schools, and others, to be more appropriate for their own purposes and programmes of study.
In such circumstances please acknowledge the source as the Earth Science On-Site and Black Country Geodiversity Action Plan projects.
Introduces the Earth Science On-Site Project and its goals
Describes the site and how to get there and includes a preliminary Risk Assessment
Google Maps® image showing the site, annotated with subsites if applicable (links from balloons are not active)
Provides the Earth Science background “story” for group leaders and the Earth Science principles that can be demonstrated at this site
Summarises the NC areas from Schemes of Work for KS3
Suggested preparatory and follow-up work to this Earth Science On-Site visit including pupil homework sheets
Introduction with maps and photographs of the site with key points labelled. Suggested exercises and questions (with answers) are included.