Homework Grid – half term 2 year 8 – flooding Complete one task from each group (creativity, research, skills). Please make sure they are all handed in by the due date recorded in your planner, you should hand in 3 pieces altogether. These tasks represent the minimum expected for all pupils; staff may add additional homework to these tasks. Creativity Research Skills Design a product that would be useful to someone before, during or after a flood. Make sure you annotate why it would be useful and how it works! Write a diary or storyboard pretending that your house has been flooded. What happened on the day? How would you feel? What sort of worries or concerns might you now have? Gather a selection of photos of flood damage and create a poster showing some of the impacts that flooding can have. What sort of work do governments or organisations do at reducing the risk of flooding? What help or guidance do they give people before, during or after the flood? The Environment Agency would be a good place to look at. Choose an example of a UK flood that has occurred since 2000. Produce a case study of the flood events that occurred and identify in detail the cause, effects and responses to this flood. Research the different ways that the risk of flooding can be reduced. Make a video documentary explaining how one, or more, of the methods helps reduce the risk of flooding. Look at the different types of flood defences that we investigated in class, research more about them and rank them in order of which is best and why. Think about price, effectiveness, how they look, how long they will last. You can present this how you wish. Create some questions about flooding that you could ask to someone you know who has been effected by floods, ask these questions and record your results. If you don’t know anyone you could email the Environment Agency and ask them questions instead. Annotate an OS map of an area that is prone to flooding. Show some of the features that might lead to this place flooding.