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Earth from the Air Resources

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The Earth from the Air project has been recognised as a successful visual resource to communicate and engage over many subjects using amazing aerial photography supported by interesting facts and figures relating to the world today. Everything from climate change issues, developing countries, social responsibility and awareness.

Example of subjects covered: Art and Design, Economics, English, Geography, History, Languages, Mathematics, Religious Education, Science.

These images have also been used to educate and enhance the Sustainable Schools area of Teachernet website, by using the photographs and information to encourage navigation around the site. It has been designed to support schools on their journey to sustainability, introducing the principles of sustainable development and offering guidance on how to embed these principles into the heart of school life.

We offer the following resources:

Teaching cards (A5), 26 different designs , each of which has a full colour image with information printed on the reverse.

To download a PDF detailing the Teachers Cards please Click Here


For more information about sustainable schools please visit the Teachernet.gov.ukwebsite.


PERITO MORENO GLACIER, Santa Cruz, Argentina (S 50°27' W 73°10').

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Created in 1937, Los Glaciares National Park is located in southern Patagonia, near the border of Chile. This protected zone, declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1981, contains 13 glaciers that originated from the continental glacial covering of Patagonia, the largest in the world after Antarctica and Greenland. With a frontal width of 2.5 miles (4 km) and a height of 147 feet (60 m), Perito Moreno extends for 32 miles (52 km) and moves along one of the arms of Lake Argentino, dragging rock debris torn from the banks in its wake, which erodes and shapes the landscape. Every three or four years, at the confluence of the two arms of the lake, the glacier interrupts the water’s flow. The growing pressure of the water against the ice barrier ends up breaking it, producing an explosion that can be heard from several miles away. Glaciers and ice caps make up 9 percent of the earth’s land surface. Global warming could melt the ice, raising the level of the oceans by 3 to 35 inches (9 to 88 cm) before the end of the century and drowning the fertile shore areas.

Today, the atmosphere has the capacity to absorb only one third of the CO² that we produce each year.

‘There is no doubt that the images could be used as the starting point for exciting activities which cover a range of subjects including science, geography and citizenship.’
Bill Graham, Head of Education, Farming and Countryside Education.


Britain from the Air Resources


Britain from the Air provides a rich visual tool through which primary pupils and secondary level geography students can:

  • Build a picture of the geography (social, cultural, economic and environmental) of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the connections and contrasts between Britain’s human and natural landscapes
  • Investigate the processes through which places and landscapes change over time
  • Think geographically

With this in mind, the primary (Key Stage 2) and secondary (Key Stage 3) geography resources have been developed to enable students at different levels to:

  • Ask geographical questions, use geographical skills, and employ geographical terms to explore the fascinating images of Britain from the Air
  • Gain a deeper understanding of what it encompassed by the study of geography with reference to Britain’s rich and varied human and natural landscapes
  • Develop greater locational knowledge of significant features, places and environments across the United Kingdom by using aerial photos together with maps and GIS

Both the primary and secondary resources are directly linked to key learning objectives, concepts and skills as outlined in the Key Stage 2 (KS2) and Key Stage 3 (KS3) Geography Curricula.

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