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Make a Globe

Making a globe is a fun challenge and the best way to see how the curvature of the Earth is difficult to reproduce on a flat piece of paper. This activity makes you realise how distorted maps of the world become when they are transferred to a flat piece of paper. This wonderful model comes from the Netherlands and if you click on the photo, you can visit their website or you can follow the link and download the template.

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Geography model - 3D map
Geography model - 3D map

Geography for kids - These 3D maps look great and they offer great inspiration if you are thinking of making a geography model. Why not make a geography project today!

Geography model - 3D map
Geography model - 3D map

Geography for kids - This Geography model was made on the computer. It doesn't take much time, you can make one today!

Geography model
Geography model

Geography for kids - This 3D map is in the shape of dolphin! What a creative and wonderful idea. These geography projects where certainly a fun way to learn.

Geography model - 3D map
Geography model - 3D map

Geography for kids - These 3D maps look great and they offer great inspiration if you are thinking of making a geography model. Why not make a geography project today!

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3D Maps

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These pupils have made 3D maps. They show height through the use of colour shading. One creative pupil made an island in the shape of a dolphin.

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3D Settlement Zones

Here we see the concentric zones of Burgess's settlement model illustrated in 3D for all to see and understand. 

 

This model offers clear opportunities to see the different types of building use present throughout the city.

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Here is a model of settlement patterns based on Hoyt's work looking at cities developing in a segmented pattern. 

 

This model offers clear opportunities to see the different types of building use present throughout the city.

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geography for kids - settlement patterns geography model

Make a Diorama

These dioramas were made by a Year Two class so the children are 6 and 7 years old. Despite all being given the same instructions, the variety of dioramas made shows that this activity allows pupils to really develop their creativity and come up with novel and interesting ways to display the rainforest in their dioramas.

Rainforest diorama
Rainforest diorama

This is a great activity for children any age.

Rainforest diorama
Rainforest diorama

This rainforest diorama uses real plant leaves for the trees in the background. These geography projects are a fun way to learn.

Rainforest diorama
Rainforest diorama

Rainforest diorama
Rainforest diorama

This is a great activity for children any age.

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Geography model - Make a 3D Coast

We really love this idea and we take our hats off to the British School in Boston for coming up with it. If you click on the picture, it will take you to their website where you can see more examples of coastal features created in clay. 

Geography for kids - coasts model made in clay

3D Settlement Hierarchy

This wonderful idea is being illustrated here by Webber School. Click on the picture to go to their website. Extension activities that follow on from this could include using a map of the UK to list examples for each size of settlement.

Geography for kids - Settlement hierarchy geography model

Lesson idea - Make a 3D river erosion model

Seeing how rivers shape the land is much easier to see when you can watch it eroding in real time. These models, whilst expensive, about £300, are worth it for the effective learning they produce.

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Lesson idea - Make anemometers and rain gauges

Making weather recording instruments is a Geography lesson that goes back a long way. Geography models that you can make include anemometers, weather vanes and rain gauges. This photo will link you through to the eHow website where it will show you everything you need to know on how to make an anemometer. 

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Landscape features

This lesson idea is suitable for children of all ages but it is particularly good for the younger years. This geography model helps pupils to recognise landscape features and use appropriate geographical vocabulary. 

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earthquake testing kit

Understanding how houses respond to earthquakes is much easier to understand when you see it and test it yourself. This geography model is one for the older children  If you want to make this earthquake model, click on the image and it will take you through to the website where the idea comes from. The website comes complete with instructions on how to make your very own earthquake testing kit. 

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Lesson idea - Make a 3D River Basin model

This model has to rate as the most amazing 3D Geography model that we have seen at here at www.3DGeography.co.uk. It was made by the talented pupils at Bruntcliffe School and if you click on the photo, it will take you to their website where they tell you how to make it. Two massive thumbs up from us.

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Make a mountain model

The International British School of Bucharest have made some excellent mountain models as you can see in this picture. We think the idea of making mountain models is a popular and fun way to learn more about mountains. 

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Geography activities - Make a pop-up model

This idea is simply genius and it is a wonder that it is not employed more often in schools for more subjects. The possibilities are endless and we are busy here at 3D Geography trying to think of more ways in which we can make our lessons pop-up. 

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Make a 3D Map. These are surprisingly quick and easy to make and offer good cross-curricular links with ICT. Making a 3D map using excel can be completed in about 10 minutes from start to finish once you know what you are doing. 

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3D V-Shaped valley

Making Geography visual, creative and tactile really helps to bring the subject alive for the students. Through the activities and links on this website, we aim to help you deliver outstanding lessons to your pupils. These activities will help the pupils to learn and also help the pupils to have fun along the way. 

Geography for kids - V-Shaped valley model

Ideas to inspire. There are lots of wonderful ideas here for geography model making and geography projects. These ideas will all make the teaching and learning of Geography more creative, fun and effective. Plus look out for our links to free templates you can download and print.

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