Browse through the various activities and educational resources below pitched at a range of ages, including those aimed at KS2, KS3, KS4 and KS5 level.
Geography Southwest is a collaborative resource hub for students and teachers created by enthusiastic Geographers. There are articles, resources, and fieldwork site examples suitable for all ages, from investigating microclimates on school grounds to coastal fieldwork examples.
A group of 30 children between the ages of 6 and 15 expressed their experience of flooding and the impact it had on their lives through the event and the recovery process. They discuss the feelings of fear and anxiety they experienced through the disruption. The research project also investigates what can be done to better support children and young people to prepare for a flood, during a flood event and supporting them if they’ve been affected by flooding.
This canal and river habitats activity pack covers life cycles, food chains and the various habitats which can be seen throughout watercourses. There are videos, games, quizzes, and colouring activities.
The free to play climate action game was a project concepted following COP26 between a group of young researchers in Birmingham at the end of 2021. The board game is educating and engaging and aims to inform the public of the role of the built environment in the climate emergency – specifically focusing on urban planning and retrofit.
This page has educational activity sheets, games like board games and card games, videos, and colouring sheets to help young people learn about rivers.
Activity sheets created by Mersey Rivers Trust which are suitable for young children. They include scavenger hunts, art activities and shelter games.
Educational and interactive games suitable for children from 6 years plus.
A pack of 4 wordsearches featured around the water cycle, think before you flush, water safety and a blank one to create your own.
An experiment suitable for young children which involves making their own water butt which they can use to collect rainwater to reuse in the garden.
A set of questions which assesses how conscious you are over you’re the amount of water you use.
An experiment suitable for younger children to show what happens to toilet paper and flushable wipes when they are flushed.
Suitable for young children, this activity pack has three different colouring activities.
Activity sheets which include crosswords, colouring, dot-to-dots, and quizzes.
An interactive virtual flip book for young readers who can follow the journey of an adventurous salmon from tiny becks in Cumbria down to the sea.
This interactive resource pack follows the River Severn’s journey. The pack covers the history of the river, the lifecycle of the shad fish and how people help the shad to migrate to save the species from extinction. There is a video, activities and plans, fact files, teachers notes and games.
Register to access a selection of free resources available for KS2 learning, covering water, climate change, fishing and more.
Suitable for KS2 level, this 5-lesson resource pack has a powerpoint lesson, lesson plan, factsheets, activities, and worksheets available for download. The lessons cover the journey of a river and how it changes from source to mouth, the reasons why and how a river floods, the River Thames in detail and the formation of waterfalls and their characteristics.
Suitable for KS2, this booklet provides information on the water cycle, water usage and water safety through engaging quizzes, match ups and experiments.
A pack of 4 virtual lessons which cover key river terminology, freshwater wildlife, pond dipping and restoring a river ecosystem.
The BBC Bitesize resource features 5 revision lessons which cover the causes and impacts of flooding, storm hydrographs and case studies. At the end of the revision pack, there is a knowledge check test.
This film provides information for KS3 pupils on how humans can respond to flooding events and how the impacts can be managed or reduced. The hard engineering and soft engineering practices which can be used are explained and the pros and cons of each practice are given.
A short film for KS3 pupils which explains the process from rainfall to flooding. It explains the importance of floodplains and the effects which can be seen when the floodplains have been altered or engineered.
Register to access a selection of free resources available for KS3 learning, covering heather moorland management, climate change, agriculture and more.
Geography Southwest is a collaborative resource hub for students and teachers created by enthusiastic Geographers. There are teaching suggestions, case studies and investigations relevant to KS3, including a resource pack created by the Royal Meteorological Society which covers weather and climate at a basic and extended level.
A pack of resources suitable for 11–14-year-olds which cover, forecasting and prediction, extreme weather, weather and climate, technology and innovation in weather, people in weather and climate and, activities and experiments. Each lesson pack contains presentation lessons, activity plans and experiments.
A 13-lesson pack which explains the features of a drainage basin and how this system works, erosion and transportation processes through the river course, landforms and their characteristics, flood risk and management and responding to flood events.
A course of 17 learning resources and activities which covers the river wildlife, invasive species, food chains, recording and researching river activity and climate change and sustainability. Most suitable for KS3, however they can be tailored for KS2 through to A level.
Suitable for KS3 level, this 6-lesson resource pack teaches resilience in the context of water and flooding. There are teachers notes, activities like card sorts and preparing your own flood kit, powerpoint lessons and plans available for download. The downloads cover awareness and preparation for a flood event, case study examples, risk assessing, and alerting communities.
Register to access a selection of free resources available for KS3 learning, covering water drainage systems, heather moorland management, climate change, agriculture and more.
Register to access these resources which have been produced by the Geographical Association and the Environment Agency. They focus on the: causes of flooding, effects of flooding, responses to flooding, river and coastal management strategies and case studies. Flood risk and flood risk management are seen through the curriculum from ages 14-19. The GCSE curriculum expects an understanding of river management, along with the causes, effects, and response to a weather hazard.
Geography Southwest is a collaborative resource hub for students and teachers created by enthusiastic Geographers. There are teaching suggestions, case studies and investigations relevant to KS4 and GCSE level. There are resource packs created by former Geography teachers which cover higher level flood management, flood resilience, measuring storms and rainfall and flood disasters.
Register to access a selection of free resources available for KS3 learning, covering flood management, drainage systems, soil quality and more.
These resources have been produced by the Geographical Association and the Environment Agency and focus on the: causes of flooding, effects of flooding, responses to flooding, river and coastal management strategies and case studies. The A level curriculum expects an understanding of the movement of water through the drainage basin, and an evaluation of the ways the coastline is managed.
Geography Southwest is a collaborative resource hub for students and teachers created by enthusiastic Geographers. The A Level resource pack contains case studies and resource packs suitable for high level Geography, such as drainage basin hydrology created by University of the West of England, Bristol.
This resource assesses the impacts which have been caused by two-thirds of London’s gardens being paved over to make space for parking and convenience. Urbanisation has altered the flow of the hydrological cycle throughout cities, and this has resulted in an increased flood risk, pollution to watercourses and a loss of habitat for wildlife. At the end of this resource, there are three A level grade questions with example answers.
A detailed case study following the flash floods which hit a tourist village in Cornwall in August 2004. The case study provides background information on the area, the physical and human causes, the consequences, a comparison against a similar event in Lynmouth. There are some useful A level exam tips at the end of the resource.
Two lessons including teaching notes, powerpoint lesson, practice exam questions, articles, and activity sheets about the three major natural threats facing London, flood, drought, and heatwave.