Revision Lists – that tell you what you’re expected to know and need to revise
Podcasts – from the BBC – so you can listen to your revision on your mp3 player
Remember we also have access to the Taecanet website.
Revision shouldn’t be just doing one thing. You didn’t learn to walk, talk or ride a bike by “reading a revision book” –
Make it ACTIVE! Do DIFFERENT things.
make note cards
make up mnemonics – memory words – reminder songs – etc
work with a “study buddy”
get people to quiz you
play revision “games”
try questions/exam papers
Finally – give yourself a life. Stress is the enemy of revision. Plan out blocks of time – with a planned break in each (e.g. 1 Hour blocks – 45 mins working 15 mins resting – or 30 mins blocks – 20 mins working 10 mins resting) and split the working blocks into different activities – 20 mins max on each. You need to keep your brain energy up – do too much and your brain will “shut down”.
Remember – if you need help ask your teachers – it’s what we’re here for! Good luck!
There has been a lot of “news” in the papers about Science “Lies” with regard to Climate Change.
Richard Betts from the Met Office tries to clear things up a little here.
One of things scientists are being critised for is a lack of evidence, but for Scientists the evidence is what we get “after” the experiment… if we waited that long it might be too late. So we’re stuck with predicting (the thing we do before we try the experiment, but we use our best knowledge to get the best prediction).
A lot has been said of warm periods in the past… e.g. growing vines in Britain and even Greenland in Roman times.
This is a graph of temperatures for the last 1000 years… Since we only have reliable measurements from 1850 the rest are reconstructed from articles of the conditions then, dates of harvest, types of snow in ice cores, from the width of tree growth rings, etc
Black – actual measured temperatures
Redder – reconstructed from newer items
Bluer – reconstructed from older items
This graph shows the last 150 years – the time since the “Industrial Revolution” when we started burning fossil fuels in larger amounts.