Recently we’ve been getting to grips with the kite aerial photography kits provided by Dr. John Wells of the Scottish National Aerial Photography Scheme (SNAPS). As you can see we visited Tantallon Castle for a practice flight. We were quite pleased with our results & the potential for learning.
We are planning on piloting this activity with schools over 2015/16, so if you are interested please contact us & lets’s go fly a kite!
We believe exploring the aerial photography collections on Scran, in combination with the active learning involved in kite aerial photography, could lead to all sorts of creative learning.
- describe the major characteristic features of Scotland’s landscape and explain how these were formed (SOC 2-07a)
- discuss the environmental impact of human activity (SOC 2-08a)
- explain how the physical environment influences the ways in which people use land by comparing the local area with a contrasting area (SOC 2-13a)
- use knowledge of a historical period to interpret the evidence and present an informed view (SOC 3-01a)
- compare settlement and economic activity in two contrasting landscapes (SOC 3-13a)
- explain the impact of processes which form and shape landscapes on selected landscapes in Scotland, Europe and beyond (SOC 3-07a)
- evaluate the changes which have taken place in an industry and debate their impact (SOC 4-05b)
- discuss the sustainability of key natural resources (SOC 4-08a)
- assess the impact of developments in transport infrastructure in a selected area (SOC 4-09b)
- describe and assess the impact of human activity on an area (SOC 4-10a)
- explain the development of the main features of an urban area and evaluate the implications for the society involved (SOC 4-10b)