Megacities – The good and the bad

A megacity is a city or area that has more than ten million people, for example Shanghai, Hong Kong or Jakarta to name a few.   With that amount of people, there can be a lot of problems in megacities. Sometimes, these cities and their populations are growing so fast that the government cannot implement policies… Continue reading Megacities – The good and the bad

Dense and Sparse…what’s what?

What is density? A lot of students struggle to remember what this means. Density means the amount of people or things in a given space.  Distribution then means the way that something is shared or spread out over an area. Crowded Places = densely populated = high density. Less Crowded Places = sparsely populated = low… Continue reading Dense and Sparse…what’s what?

Why do people live in Floodplains?

A lot of people would never even consider living in a floodplain, but, despite the obvious hazard of floods, living in a floodplain can have some advantages for those that settle there. Here are some reasons why there may be settlements near floodplains. Floodplains are areas of flat land. This means that they are easy… Continue reading Why do people live in Floodplains?

Demographic Transition Model

  Stage 1 birth rate is high and the death rate is high. The population remains stable Very few countries are at this stage   Stage 2 birth rates are high but the death rates begin to fall. Population is increasing. Lots of countries in the developing world are at this stage, due to improved… Continue reading Demographic Transition Model

Flooding and Flood Prevention

  Flooding is when a river gets more water than the river channel can hold. Therefore the river overflows. There and human and physical causes of flooding. Human Causes: Ploughing up and down slopes allows rain water to get to the river faster. Dams can burst meaning more(excess) water in river channels and flooding. If… Continue reading Flooding and Flood Prevention

How to use Command Terms

There are so many command terms and often, students lose easy marks because they’re not fully aware of what the question is asking them! I had made a list of command terms and what they want from you. Use these when you’re writing questions, and by the time the exams come around, these commands will… Continue reading How to use Command Terms

The Water Cycle

The Water Cycle (Hydrological Cycle) Seas and oceans contain 97% of the world’s water. 2% of water is frozen in ice. That means that only 1% of the world’s fresh water is in the land/air. This water is recycled repeatedly in the water cycle or the hydrological cycle There are a number of steps in… Continue reading The Water Cycle