Study Resources

 

We are currently developing this section of our website, to provide schools and students with access to videos, powerpoints and worksheets. These Arran-based examples of Geographical, Geological and Biological fieldwork will introduce you to key concepts in each of these subjects, and should develop your understanding in different areas of the environmental sciences.

 

New resources will be added continually to this page, so do come back soon to see what's available!

Geography

Rivers

Field Sheet

 

Example, designed for investigating four sites.

Justification of Methods Sheet

 

A table to help you think about the pros and cons of your methods, and how they might be improved.

Class Sheets


Rivers Summary

Cross Sectional Area

 Drainage Basin Map

Scatter Graphs

Spearman's Rank

Risk Assessment

PowerPoint

An introduction to the study of rivers.

Secondary Data

 

Measurements of twelve sites from source to mouth along the River Chalmadale. Use these to complete the exercises on the class sheets, if you don't have any data of your own!

Videos

Learn how to measure a river, why rivers need measuring in the first place, and key features of rivers.

All videos available on the Rivers playlist of our YouTube channel.

Coasts

 

Field Sheet

 

Example, for studying longshore drift and the beach profile.

Justification of Methods Sheet

 

A table to help you think about the pros and cons of your methods, and how they might be improved.

Class Sheets

 

Longshore Drift Analysis

Coastline Construction

Beach Profile Analysis

Multiple Line Graph

Mann-Whitney Test

Spearman's Rank

PowerPoint

An introduction to the study of coasts and their processes.

 

COMING SOON!

Secondary Data

 

Longshore drift and beach profile measurements made between Catacol and Lochranza. Use these to complete the exercises on the class sheets, if you don't have any data of your own!

Videos

Learn about coastal processes, what makes their study important, and how to measure longshore drift.

 

COMING SOON!

Cold Environments 

 

Field Sheet

 

Example, for sediment analysis of glacial or fluvial deposits.

Justification of Methods Sheet

 

A table to help you think about the pros and cons of your methods, and how they might be improved.

Class Sheets

 

Definitions and Examples of Glacial Features

 

Identifying Glacial Features

Sediment Analysis

PowerPoint

An introduction to our glacial history and how to study it.

 

COMING SOON!

Secondary Data

 

A-axis orientations of pebbles from sediment deposits in Glen Easan and Glen Rosa. 

COMING SOON!

Videos

Learn about Arran's glacial history, and ways of studying our glaciated landscapes.

 

COMING SOON!

Geology

Environmental Science

Lochranza Field Centre