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June 22, 2012

Year 8 – Burbage Brook Fieldwork

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Year 8 Fieldwork to study the characteristics of Burbage Brook and how these change with distance downstream

Now that Year 8 have all spent a happy day measuring various aspects of the Burbage Brook and its valley, having fun splashing around in their wellies, “falling in by accident” and filming each other doing so, we would like to record some of the days’ events…

So…Year 8 – you will first need to edit your groups’ video footage.

Your teacher will have uploaded your video (and any still shots you also took using the camera function) to a folder on RM Shared Documents, under Geography Pictures.  Look for the folder with your form name on it.

 

Windows Movie Maker has been installed on each of the computers for you to edit your video footage.

If you need help or extra support with how to use this software, watch the following tutorial:

Movie Maker Video Editing Tutorial

Or follow these steps from a PDF file. (Win XP version)

Remember – the aim is to produce a 5 minute instructional video on the methods that you used to measure downstream characteristics of the river.  It should be suitable to show to next years’ Year 8 as a tutorial in one of their lessons preparing for the field trip.

Once you have done this, you should save your film clip to a USB memory stick. Your teacher will upload it to this blog for all to enjoy!

Finally, please add your comments to our blog: (as a group or individually)

What did you enjoy about the fieldwork day and what do you feel you have learnt from it?

8 Comments

  1.   Daniel Thurgood — June 28, 2012 @ 8:44 am    Reply

    We had good fun. The river work itself was quite fun but the best bit of the trip was when we got into the water at the end.

  2.   martin — June 28, 2012 @ 8:46 am    Reply

    it was very good and interesting but i got very wet!

  3.   J-Dawg 2k12 — June 28, 2012 @ 8:49 am    Reply

    I had good fun throughout the whole day. There was too much walking and not the best place to eat our food (?) However the practical side of the work was very fun. Near to the end of the trip at site 2 Haaris and I got in the water and it was freezing but great fun! The dog biscuit thing was cool (ftw) Overall i enjloyed the whole trip. 🙂

  4.   Matt T — June 28, 2012 @ 8:50 am    Reply

    Overall, the day was an enjoyable trip (especially getting wet at site two). We all enjoyed going in the stream and filming with the camera.

  5.   the kodu warrior — July 5, 2012 @ 8:34 am    Reply

    OVERALL I REALLY ENJOYED THE DAY , EVEN THOUGH THERE WAS A LOT OF WALKING, I REALLY ENJOYED MYSELF.
    SHOUTS OUT TO MRS LEMON FOR ORGANISING A GREAT TRIP 🙂

  6.   the kodu warrior — July 5, 2012 @ 8:37 am    Reply

    IT WAS A VERY ENJOYABLE TRIP. MY PACKED LUNCH WAS THE NICEST THING IVE EVER MADE AND THE WEATHER WAS REALLY NICE .ONE OF THE BEST TRIPS SO FAR.
    SHOUTS OUT TO MRS LEMON FOR ORGANISNG A GREAT TRIP

  7.   Isaam 'The Don' Anwar — July 5, 2012 @ 8:45 am    Reply

    I thoroughly enjoyed the trip to burbage brook! At first i did not think it would be a good trip because i would be wet and cold, however i didn’t get too wet and it wasn’t a cold day. I wish there were more educational trips that were like this. Thankyou to Miss Lemon and everyone else who helped organise the trip!

  8.   Joshdon2k12 — July 5, 2012 @ 8:46 am    Reply

    I think that the trip was a very good end to Geography year 8. The walking was tough and slippy but we got used to it. The first site was hard to work with as it was very steep. The second site was a lot better than the first because everyone got in the water. Overall the trip was very exciting and i wouldn’t mind going again. Thank you Mrs.Lemon, shouts out to all the teachers that went and shouts out to the lads.

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