Working on a mixed farm – JC Geography

Spring Ploughing, fertilising and planting seed. New born lambs and calves are cared for. Cows are milked. Summer Slurry is spread on grass for fertilise it. Grass is cut for silage. Sheep are sheared. Lambs and calves are sold. Spring barley is cut. Topping grass in paddocks. Cattle are let outdoors. Cows are… Continue Reading →

Effects of High Population Densities of a Developing City

1. Statement:Overcrowding Development:  Kolkata is one of the most densely populated cities, there are about 4 million people crammed into over-crowded bustees. Some of these bustee families live in tiny overcrowded houses. These houses are no bigger than an average sized Irish bathroom. Further Development:  An awful amount of people… Continue Reading →

Reasons why a town developed at a particular location

General Reasons: Coastal Location Focus of Route ways Bridging point settlement Defence point settlement As an Industrial town/city As a tourist town As a service centre; example: schools, hospitals, post office, Garda Station, Fire Station. Flat Land Fertile farm land; bordering river; alluvial soils; producing high yields Mountains offer shelter… Continue Reading →

The Water Cycle – Junior Cert Geography

1.The sun’s heat evaporates seawater and turns it into a gas called water vapour. 2.The light water vapour rises, cools and condenses into tiny droplets which make up cloud. 3.Further cooling and condensation results in precipitation. 4.Surface run-off(rivers) and soakage returns most of the water to the sea ( some… Continue Reading →

Fishing Revision – Junior Cert Geography

Fish are a renewable resource because they can renew their numbers though breeding. Fish can be depleted if they are over-exploited Why over fishing takes place!  Big ships: Some of today’s trawlers are as tall as seven storey buildings and as long as Croke Park. These ‘super-trawlers’ often travel together… Continue Reading →

Population – Terms

Terms Birth rate: Number of babies born per number of adults per year/unit of time Death rate: Number of people that die per number of adults per unit of time Natural Increase: Birth rate minus the death rate Implications: A high rate of natural increase suggests a rapidly growing population,… Continue Reading →

How Tsunamis Work

The immense swell of a tsunami can grow up to 100 feet, hitting speeds over 500 mph — a treacherous combination for anyone or anything in its path. Alex Gendler details the causes of these towering terrors and explains how scientists are seeking to reduce their destruction in the future.

Why are deserts hot by day & cold by night?

In the deserts the sunrays reach the surface of the earth at almost right angles during summertime. The heat is therefore concentrated over small areas of ground which gives great heat. Daytime temperatures are high due to no cloud or humility to help block the sun rays  The absence of vegetation and water… Continue Reading →