Miss Quinn

The wanderings and musings of a Geographer



wonderwallThis is your opportunity to ask geographical questions that you want to know the answer to,  I won’t be able to answer them all but I’ll try.  It might be that some of them link to homework or classwork tasks or it might be that you are watching the rain and are wondering why it is raining.  Any geographical questions are welcome.   If you’re on here and find a question that you know the answer to then go ahead and answer it.  Anyone managing to answer someone else’s question will get credits.   wonder-cover

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  1. Avatar July 15th, 2014 at 7:01 pm Bella Penton 7C Says:

    Hi Miss, what types of things do you need to know to be a geologist or someone who studies orogeny or if you want to be someone who works mostly situated near mountains?
    Thank you for putting this webpage here it is going to help a lot.

  2. Avatar July 18th, 2014 at 11:31 am SianQuinn Says:

    Hi Bella

    You’d need to study geology at A Level and then get more specific at university level.

    When picking a university you’d need to look at the individual courses to check that they focussed on mountain building. This would probably mean studying somewhere with mountainous areas. In the UK your best options might be in Scotland or Durham.

    Good luck!!

  3. Avatar July 21st, 2014 at 8:21 pm Bella Penton 7C Says:

    thank you miss! 😀

  4. Avatar September 5th, 2014 at 6:46 pm Bella Penton Says:

    Hi miss Quinn,
    Since we are now year 8 can we do the other year 8 challenges, the ones you set before?

  5. Avatar September 15th, 2014 at 8:35 am SianQuinn Says:

    Absolutely. That would be a brilliant way to get more postcards 🙂

  6. Avatar November 2nd, 2014 at 2:35 pm bella penton 8c Says:

    Miss, what is the difference between stratus clouds and nimbostratus clouds?

  7. Avatar November 2nd, 2014 at 6:27 pm bella penton 8c Says:

    Never mind miss i have researched it. In Latin stratus means stratosphere and nimbo means rain or mist so nimbostratus clouds are rain clouds in the stratosphere. Well actually i have researched other websites and they say different things so i don’t know if it is right.

  8. Avatar November 4th, 2014 at 6:03 pm bella penton 8c Says:

    Hi miss, I was just wondering, what is your opinion on global warming? Do you think it is caused by human activity or from natural things or do you think that global warming doesn’t even exist. Thanks!:-D

  9. Avatar November 11th, 2014 at 8:35 pm Elaina's 8c Says:

    What is over fishing

  10. Avatar November 11th, 2014 at 8:48 pm SianQuinn Says:

    Over fishing means fishing so many fish that there are too few left and they can’t recover their numbers

  11. Avatar December 2nd, 2014 at 6:44 pm bella Penton 8c Says:

    Hi miss Quinn, what did you do to become a geography teacher?

  12. Avatar December 8th, 2014 at 8:04 pm bella Penton 8c Says:

    Hi miss, is urbanisation when there is over population in regions surrounding cities? And is counter urbanisation when people move away for a long time into more rural areas around the countryside?

  13. Avatar December 9th, 2014 at 9:28 pm SianQuinn Says:

    Almost, urbanisation is when people move from the countryside to towns and cities (towns and cities and also called urban areas).
    Counterurbanisation is the opposite. It is when people move from us urban areas to live in the countryside 🙂

  14. Avatar December 11th, 2014 at 2:24 pm bella penton Says:

    Thank you! 🙂 miss Quinn

  15. Avatar December 15th, 2014 at 7:53 pm bella penton 8c Says:

    Hi miss Quinn I was wondering, does snow need a certain amount of moisture to form? 😀

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