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?

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

Volcanoes and the hazards they bring!

Volcanoes Volcanoes form when magma rises through cracks in the Earth’s surface. Pressure builds up inside the Earth. When this pressure is released, magma explodes to the surface causing a volcanic eruption. The lava from the eruption cools to form new crust. Over time, the rock builds up and a volcano forms. Volcanoes occur at destructive and constructive boundaries. Volcanoes… Continue reading Volcanoes and the hazards they bring!

Test yourself

There has been a lot of content in the previous history posts, so here’s a chance for you to test yourself! Here are some sample questions from the Renaissance, Reformation and Counter Reformation, Scientific Revolution, Absolutism and The French Revolution. Write a paragraph to answer the following questions: How did the Renaissance create a new… Continue reading Test yourself

Napoleon in France (Post-Revolution)

During the Revolution , Napoleon rose quickly in the army.  By 1799, he had become a political leader and he helped over throw the Directory. He set up a 3 man governing board known as the Consulate. Yet another Constitution was created and Napoleon took the title ‘First Consul’. In 1802, he had himself named consul for… Continue reading Napoleon in France (Post-Revolution)

Scientifically Revolutionised!

  The Scientific Revolution took place during the years 1500-1700. The scientific revolution was a time when there were many changes in science and modern and new science was discovered and developed. Scientists started to question accepted beliefs and make new theories based on experiments. People for looking for evidence and proof instead of just believing… Continue reading Scientifically Revolutionised!