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Geohazards Protection Lesson Plans

Educational activity, making  a rockfall protection barrier

Different designs for rockfall protection

These hands-on activities require the use of everyday materials to design, create and test a structure that can protect an area from a natural hazard.

They are tried and tested problem solving activities, suitable for 10 - 14 year old students (or even older) that can be part of a course on geology (erosion processes) or hydrology.

Feel free to download these activity plans and adapt them to your course.

against Geohazards
Make a model rockfall barrier.docx (411.54 kB)
  • Hands-on engineering challenge: design and test a ‘rockfall protection barrier’ that can safeguard an area that is at risk
Level 3-4 technology curriculum
age 10 -14
Make a model sea wall.docx (764.17 kB)
  • Design and test a model for protecting a coastal area from erosion
  • Create a flood protection stop bank and then test how long it can withhold a flood