Aim: To provide detailed model resources for teachers teaching geography or science.
For teachers: Practical geography demonstration models and group projects
For Learners: Practical model project kits. These will be custom packed for individual schools.
To order: All demonstration models or learner kits are made to order. Please e- mail Barry Bryant with a basic order request. He will then contact you to arrange your order according to your requirements. See the list below for models and projects available.
Teacher resources/ learner kits – Geomorphology and geology
1 – Mineral and rocks sets for class activities. Two options:
A – BOX OF ROCKS – (By Nick Norman)
Set of the 12 major rock types with book describing their formation and occurrence + high quality hand lens. Normal price R280. For schools: Up to 4 sets – R190 per set. 5 Sets and more R150 per set dependent on a private industry subsidy to be based on the level of interest in terms of numbers.
B – Advanced mineral and rock set
80 specimens divided into: Basic minerals, Igneous rocks, Sedimentary rocks and metamorphic rocks.Will include the book, BOX OF ROCKS, as well as a booklet giving detailed descriptions of each specimen as well as many basic mineral lab experiments, cross referencing questions, hand lens maps and more. Normal price R985. For schools: Up to 4 sets R550 per set. 5 sets and more R450 per set dependent on a private industry subsidy determined by the level of interest.
2 – Fold mountain and rift valley simulation model ( Teacher resource). Price R420
This model uses the coloured sand provided, to enable teachers to create stunning simulations of the complex processes involved in the formation of fold mountain belts or rift valley structures. The kit contains the sand, mixing containers and all parts and instructions needed for the demonstrations.
Watch a complex fold mountain structure form in front of you
Watch how tensile stretching creates a stunning rift valley feature
3 – Structure of the earth model ( Teacher resource) – R320
Amaze students with this realistic , layer by layer model earth. Focus points include: Layered structure, emphasis on mantle structure and mantle plumes. Diameter size around 230mm.
4 – Deep level mine model ( Teacher resource) – R875
Use this detailed, easy to assemble and disassemble, 3D model to help your students understand the amazing structure of a deep level mining operation. This aid is perfect for the grade 11 section on economic geography and will be supported by a small booklet containing all the facts , figures and interesting extras on the South African deep level mining industry;
Deep level mine structure
Some of the surface features associated.
5 – Geological time line (Teacher resource) – R425
This 4 meter long time line divides geological history into the 12 months of the year. Major SA geological highlights are noted as a stark reality check on the immensity of time. This chart will be accompanied by a booklet with many interesting facts and alternative ways of seeing geological time and putting mans existence into perspective.
6 – Plaster model landscape kits (learner projects) – R85 per individual kit or as part of a group kit.
These kits offer unparalleled opportunities for learners to build detailed landscapes. Can be used to illustrate land forms and for mapping projects. Kits contain all materials to build and then paint a detailed landscape. This project would need to be packed specifically accordingg to individual school requirements.
skeleton to covered landscape
7 – Glass overlay set with black and blue pens ( Teacher class room resource) – R165 per set.
A must for any map work and understanding of contours. Also ideal to prepare learners for the plaster landscape project.
Astronomy demonstration models
8 – Seasons and phases of the moon model ( Teacher resource). R720
This kit will include a custom made rotating earth earth, to demonstrate angle of tilt and seasons. It will also include a one directional light to represent the sun as well as a set of moons to demonstrate the moon phases. In low light conditions this model provides very realistic results.
9 – Solar system model build – Learner activity project – R85 per individual kit
Learners will love this highly detailed scale model solar system. It offers a unique opportunity for learners to undertake a highly practical exercise to produce a precise scale model of the sun and planets of the solar system. Can be combined with the outside scale walk through the solar system. Also allows for kids to take home a finished project to be proud of.
10 – Comparing the sizes of stars ( Teacher resource). R175
This model offers a unique perspective on just how small our sun really is when compared to some of the larger stars in our galaxy. This model is ideal as a demonstration model to be shown after the completion of the learner solar system models which emphasize the size of our sun compared to the planets of the solar system.
Other teacher resource and learner projects
11 – Cloud model. Learner build kit. R65 per individual kit
This practical project offers an paralleled opportunity to combine highly practical work while learning to , not only identify clouds, understand their unique differences. Once again the packing of the individual packs can be custom made for individual schools. Individual projects or group projects.
12 – Portable furnace ( Teacher resource) R1650
This resource, although not for the fainthearted, will certainly make your learners sit up. For the section on economic geography dealing with the iron and steel industry as well as links to science, this demonstration model is wonderful. The working furnace will include: The furnace, lid, air tube, fan, stand for the fan, crucible, some charcoal, scrap aluminium,a pair of thick gloves and long handled grip for the crucible, all instructions and experience needed to run it.
13 – Stages of landscape evolution ( Teacher resource) – R650
These models resources can take take many different forms. Example: The 3 models displayed here illustrate the uncovering and emergence of the Magaliesberg ridges. These models contain examples of: superimposed drainage, river capture, headward erosion, differential erosion, inclined strata and erosional processes.
Please note that the above resource examples represent just some of the most practical working demonstration models and projects available so far. All have been tested in real time teaching environments and the learner kits have been produced by many kids over the last 6 years.
More projects will be added as they are brought up to a production level.