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Coverage of VELS - Level 5 Weblinks Chapter 1: GEOSPATIAL SKILLS 1.1 What is a spatial perspective? 1.2 From a bird's-eye view 1.3 Maps - the geographer's main tool 1.4 Which symbols can be used on a map? 1.5 Which way? Direction and orientation 1.6 How do I use a grid reference? 1.7 How do I draw to scale? 1.8 How do I measure distance on a map? 1.9 Which maps do I use? 1.10 Drawing graphs 1.11 Using photographs and line drawings Chapter 2: PEOPLE AND PLACES OF THE ASIA-PACIFIC 2.1 Where is the Asia-Pacific? 2.2 Natural characteristics of the Asia- Pacific 2.3 Natural disaster in Asia: tsunami! 2.4 Climate in the Asia-Pacific 2.5 Human characteristics of the Asia-Pacific 2.6 Indigenous people of the Asia-Pacific 2.7 Cultural diversity in the Asia-Pacific 2.8 Are there inequalities in the Asia-Pacific? 2.9 Australia's links in the Asia-Pacific Check and challenge Chapter 3: AUSTRALIA - LAND OF CONTRASTS 3.1 What landforms make up Australia? 3.2 Distribution of Australia's landforms 3.3 Contrasts in Australia's climate 3.4 Hot and dry - Australia's deserts 3.5 Desert landforms 3.6 Contrasts in ecosystems 3.7 Coober Pedy: a desert town 3.8 Contrasts in Australia's population over time 3.9 People on the move 3.10 Coastal driftin Check and challenge Chapter 4: INDONESIA AND PAPUA NEW GUINEA - OUR NEAREST NEIGHBOURS 4.1 Where are Indonesia and PNG located? 4.2 Natural characteristics of Indonesia 4.3 Natural characteristics of PNG 4.4 Human characteristics of Indonesia and PNG 4.5 Rice is life in Indonesia 4.6 Cultural diversity in Indonesia and PNG 4.7 Are environments in Indonesia under threat 4.8 Are environments in PNG under threat 4.9 Australia's links to Indonesia and PNG Check and challenge Chapter 5: ENDANGERED HABITATS 5.1 What is a habitat? 5.2 What happens when habitats change? 5.3 How have coral reef habitats changed? 5.4 How have wetland and flood plain habitats changed? 5.5 What can be done to protect habitats? 5.6 Saving the habitat of the mountain pygmy possum 5.7 Precious pandas 5.8 Disappearing tigers Check and challenge Chapter 6: ADVANCED GEOSPATIAL SKILLS 6.1 What is a geospatial perspective? 6.2 How do latitude and longitude help find locations? 6.3 What effect does longitude have on time zones? 6.4 Advanced mapping: topographic maps 6.5 How do I draw a contour cross-section? 6.6 Putting it all together: using a topographic map 6.7 Using aerial photographs 6.8 Interpreting satellite images 6.9 Drawing an overlay map 6.10 Geographic information systems 6.11 Questionnaires Chapter 7: WHERE SPECIFICALLY IN THE PACIFIC? 7.1 Which countries are located in the Pacific? 7.2 What are the natural features of the Pacific? 7.3 What climate is experienced in the Pacific? 7.4 Hawaii's natural environment 7.5 Who are the people of the Pacific? 7.6 Comparing populations in the Pacific 7.7 Economic activities in the Pacific 7.8 Tourism in the Pacific 7.9 Case study: Fiji Check and challenge Chapter 8: ANTARCTICA 8.1 The Antarctic continent 8.2 A land of ice 8.3 Antarctic pack-ice 8.4 Cold, dry and windy 8.5 Living in a freezer 8.6 Exploring Antarctica 8.7 Environmental issues 8.8 Antarctic resources 8.9 Antarctic patterns: overlay maps Check and challenge Chapter 9: RESTLESS EARTH 9.1 Drifting continents 9.2 Where are the world's active zones? 9.3 Mountaines of fire: volcanoes 9.4 Eruption at Rabaul, Papua New Guinea 9.5 Mount Etna, Sicily 9.6 When the earth shakes: earthquakes 9.7 The San Andreas Fault 9.8 Research and presentation: earthquakes in Australia 9.9 Plate movement: how will the world look in the future? Check and challenge Chapter 10: WEATHER AND NATURAL HAZARDS 10.1 What are natural hazards? 10.2 What is weather? 10.3 Weather maps: what are the patterns? 10.4 Weather watch: clouds and other clues 10.5 Floods: too much water 10.6 Thunderstorms 10.7 Tropical cyclones 10.8 Up in smoke: bushfires 10.9 Canberra firestorm 2003 10.10 Drought: not enough water Check and challenge Chapter 11: FORESTS - AN ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE 11.1 What is a forest? 11.2 What is a rainforest? 11.3 Why are rainforests so important? 11.4 How are forests used? 11.5 How have forests changed over time? 11.6 How have Australia's forests changed over time? 11.7 How can Australia's forests be managed sustainably? 11.8 How can other forests be managed sustainably? Check and challenge

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