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Geography Quest 5 – Web Links

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Chapter 1: Ireland – Physical Features

You might find photos of your local area on this site: Web Link
Good quizzes on map work:
Mountains Web Link
Rivers Web Link
Lakes Web Link
See Ireland from space: Web Link 1, Web Link 2

Chapter 2: The Weather

Some games testing your knowledge of the weather: Web Link
This site is packed with information about all kinds of weather! Web Link
Look at the weather from space: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image A lot of information about Irish weather and climate: Web Link
Get all the weather jargon right in this game: Web Link
Climate change… time to get serious. Lots to look at here: Web Link

Chapter 3: Around Our Coast

Look at Ireland’s islands: Web Link
Learn how coasts change over time: Web Link

Chapter 4: The Provinces, Counties and Towns of Ireland

Test your knowledge of the location of Irish counties: Web Link
…and cities: Web Link
Click on your county to find out some facts about it that you might not know: Web Link
Another clickable map of Ireland with the flags of each county: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image Install Google Earth and bring a map of Ireland to life to show your class! Web Link

Chapter 5: Let’s Investigate Where People Live

This website has some useful facts about castles: Web Link
Look at houses from around the world: Web Link

Chapter 6: Maps

Fun with map reading: Web Link
Draw a map of your own county: Web Link
Have some fun with maps on this site: Web Link
Match the map symbol to its description: Web Link
Simple matching game to help you learn symbols and keys: Web Link
A nice interactive world map. Move your mouse over any country to find out information about it: Web Link

Chapter 7: Clouds

Facts about clouds: Web Link
Different types of clouds: Web Link
Loads of pictures of different kinds of clouds: Web Link

Chapter 8: Let’s Investigate Rocks and Soils

A great site for kids who think rocks… rock! Web Link
Lots of fun with soil without getting your hands dirty: Web Link
What do you think it would be like to live underground? Explore this site and find out! Web Link
Another rocky website for you: Web Link
Time to learn about soil and rock testing: Web Link

Chapter 9: Caring for Our Environment

More about recycling: Web Link

Chapter 10: Great Britain: Our Nearest Neighbour

The CIA website is packed with information about any country in the world! See what they know about Great Britain: Web Link

Chapter 11: Farming in Ireland

Look at the history of farming: Web Link

Chapter 12: The Sun

Teacher Icon Image Facts about the sun: Web Link
Play a solar system jigsaw: Web Link
Loads of information here about the sun: Web Link

Chapter 13: Europe

Lots of information and games for you to explore here: Web Link

Chapter 14: The Fishing Industry In Ireland

Teacher Icon Image These are great resources on how to integrate marine life into a lesson plan: Web Link

Chapter 15: Place Names

A super site with information on Irish placenames. Check out your own area: Web Link

Chapter 16: The Banana Story

Go bananas with all these facts! Web Link
The story of the banana: Web Link
Lots of banana fun here: Web Link

Chapter 17: The European Community

A great site that provides you with maps of all the EU member countries: Web Link
Eurogames by the cartload! Web Link

Chapter 18: Ordnance Survey Map

Find out about maps from the past: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image A good interactive whiteboard resource on mapwork: Web Link

Project: Water

Some handy sites to help you start thinking about water: Web Link 1, Web Link 2