People Planet Zone

People Planet Zone

Visit a model city to explore what geographers look for when they study urbanisation, or familiarise yourself with complex topics such as global supply chains in an easy-to-explore scene.

Explore the People Planet Zone and discover some of the ways that human activity interacts with the environment. Study key ideas in human geography, from settlements and populations to travel tourism.

All of the scenes contained within this zone are shown below:

6 Zones

Food Security

Explore how wealth affects food distribution and food security in a population.
6 Zones

Ocean Plastics

Discover how different plastic items end up in the ocean, causing problems for sea life and the food chain. Explore a beach and ocean, observe the variety of household plastic items that enter in the sea as waste, and observe how microplastics enter the food chain as well as the hazards plastic items create for sea life.
6 Zones

Borders and Boundaries

Explore examples of border and boundaries and learn how different countries deal with security.
6 Zones

Shipping Containers

Explore the Container ship and learn about shipping containers and their role in globalised trade.
6 Zones

Farming – Fields of England

Explore a typical English crop farm and learn how different conditions affect crop growth.
6 Zones

Cement Works

Explore a cement plant and learn how raw materials are turned into cement.
6 Zones

Inside a Food Bank

Explore a food bank and learn about food and sanitary product distribution.
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Settlements

Explore the different settlements and learn about how they are different to each other.
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Supply Chains Around the World

Explore the Supply chain and learn how Raw materials travel the globe to be manufactured into useful items and supplied to the consumer.
6 Zones

Urbanisation

Explore the scene and learn about urbanisation and the impact it has on urban areas as industries change.
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Travel and Tourism – Ports

Explore a fictionalised port area which brings together different ways that ports are used, showcasing ports as a transport hub, a tourist destination, and also a view to a container ship showing the use of shipping for transporting cargo. Students can see a variety of boats and ships that might be used by tourists, and can explore the facilities on land from ticket offices to cafes with waterfront views.
6 Zones

Travel and Tourism – Airports

Travel to an international airport and find evidence of its role in the travel and tourism industry. Explore key features of the airport for passengers, and look for evidence of the different types of holiday that tourists could be travelling to from this site.
6 Zones

Extreme Weather

Experience four different extreme weather conditions in this scene as you visit regions affected by drought, heat wave, heavy rainfall and a tropical storm. In each zone, find evidence of how the extreme weather is affecting people's daily life, and what might be done to mitigate some of the impacts of each weather event.
6 Zones

Coastal Erosion

Explore the Coast line and learn about coastal erosion and its effects.
6 Zones

Natural Resources

Explore the open pit mine and learn about how natural resources are extracted and the impact it has on global communities
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Development and Globalisation

Explore the trading room and learn about development indicators and how factors can influence or limit growth of countries and their global interaction.

VR Teaching Geography

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This ZONE is contained within the Engaging Earth Land