List the year and write a news HEADLINE for each event in Inspiration bubbles. Add an image to go with the event. Research further to write a descriptive paragraph for ONE event that particularly interests you.
The swirling winds of a tornado are called a vortex. In this experiment you will make a vortex that looks like a real tornado! While real tornadoes happen in air, the vortex you make in this activity is in water. Both air and water are fluids. That means that they move in similar ways.
What you will need:
Jar with lid
Clear liquid dish soap
A pinch of glitter
Make it happen!
Fill the jar 3/4 full of water.
Put in one teaspoon of vinegar and one teaspoon of dish soap.
Sprinkle in a small amount of glitter.
Close the lid and twist the jar to swirl the water and see a vortex like a tornado form in the center of the jar.
As you twist the jar, the water inside up against the glass is pulled along due to its friction again the glass walls. The fluid toward the inside takes longer to get moving. But eventually both the glass jar and the fluid are spinning as you rotate the bottle. When you stop rotating the jar, the fluid inside keeps spinning. A mini twister can be seen for just a few seconds when the outer fluid slows down and the inner fluids continue to spin rapidly. Try it again!
Make an informative movie using your iPad explaining how tornadoes form. You will need to include:
Your tornado in a jar model
Labels explaining what’s happening
You may like to insert clips of actual tornado footage
In your teams research your selected natural disaster. You need to research the questions below. Remember this is not a question and answer research task and you need to reference where you get you information from.
1. How is your natural disaster formed? – You can include pictures or diagrams to help explain this.
2. What damage does you natural disaster cause?
3. What assistance is required following your natural disaster?
4. Who provides the assistance?
5. When (time of year) and where does your natural disaster occur?
6. What are some well known examples of your natural disaster? EG: Cyclone Tracey
Your team can present your research in any way you choose. Remember all members of your team need to contribute and when you have completed this task you will be able to present it to the class and educate them about your natural disaster.
Click on the link below and watch the BtN story. Then you need to complete the focus questions in your language book. Remember to either write the question AND the answer or the question IN the answer.