Eyewitness account ‘Earthquake hits Newcastle’
– Read the story below and create an ‘inspiration’ using information from the report. Who, what, when, where, why.
Click on the link above to view the BtN story on ‘Earthquakes’. Once you have watched the story you need to answer to following questions into your language book. Questions can be answered as either question AND answer or the question IN the answer.
Remember you need to complete the task in one session.
Go to the website http://www.abc.net.au/news/emergency/plan-for-an-emergency/earthquake/ and research what to do in an emergency.
Remember to keep the messages brief as they are alerts! Important information only!
Interpreting the monitor- COMPLETE THIS ACTIVITY IN PAGES AND, ONCE COMPLETED, SAVE INTO YOUR INQUIRY FOLDER ON THE SERVER.
a.Explain the key.
b.What does magnitude mean?
c.Do you notice a pattern formed by the earthquakes? Explain
d.Why do some countries, including Australia have very few earthquakes?
e.Where is the earthquake of greatest magnitude today?
Click on the link below and watch the BTN story ‘Wild Weather’ then answer the questions below.
1. Summarise the Wild Weather story.
2. What Australian states have recently been hit with extreme weather?
3. What types of extreme weather did these parts of Australia experience?
4. What is the name of the ex-tropical cyclone that recently hit the coast of Queensland?
5. Due to flooding thousands of people in Bundaberg recently had to ___________ their homes.
6. In the BtN story, Sarah wanted to find out why we are getting all this wild weather so she visited the Bureau of:
a. Meteorology b. Archaeology c. Astronomy
7. Why would you normally see more cyclones in summer?
8. What factors can increase the severity of a bushfire?
9. How did this story make you feel?
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.
Each year on April 25th we commemorate ANZAC Day. This year is the 102nd anniversary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli.
What does ANZAC Day mean to you and your family? What will you and your family do this year to commemorate ANZAC Day? Will you attend the dawn service at the Shrine of Remembrance or take part in a local march? What have you learnt about ANZAC Day and its importance in Australia? Write your response as a comment.
Click on the link above to view the BtN story ‘ANZAC Day’. Once you have watched the clip you need to answer the following questions into your Language book.
Choose a famous Australian from the list below. Each of these Australians had significant achievements during conflicts over the past 100 years. Using your research skills you will need to research your famous Australian to find the following information.
You will present your information in a Pages document on your iPad. Remember to include a picture of your famous Australian (with a reference) and also to write any information you find in your own words!
Don’t forget you only have one session to complete this task so use your time efficiently!
1. What are some ways that ANZAC Day is commemorated?
2. What does ANZAC stand for?
3. Why is ANZAC Day on April 25th each year?
4. How many ANZAC’s were killed or wounded at Gallipoli?
5. How long were the ANZAC’s and their allies at Gallipoli?
6. What is significant about Alec Campbell?
7. What has Gallipoli become a symbol of in Australia?
8. Why are ANZAC Day services held at dawn?
9. Why were ANZAC biscuits created?
10. Other than Gallipoli where were some other places that Australians have fought?
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