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Natural Disaster – Team Activity

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.


Using your silent reading book you’re going to create a list of at least twenty adjectives. You will need to write the adjectives into your language book. Once you’ve selected your adjectives you will need to categorise them into number, colour, size, shape or texture/appearance. Remember to CHALLENGE yourself to find some interesting adjectives. EG: Instead of big – try enormous!

BTN (Behind The News) – Wild Weather

Click on the link below and watch the BTN story ‘Wild Weather’ then answer the questions below.

Focus Questions:
1. Summarise the Wild Weather story. (One paragraph)

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?

ANZAC Day Research Task

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.

  • Albert Jacka
  • Sir John Monash
  • Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop
  • Nancy Wake
  • Ben Robert-Smith
  • When and where was your famous Australian born?
  • What were some of your person’s achievements?
  • What conflict was your person involved in?
  • Where did your person serve overseas?
  • What other jobs/responsibilities did your person have?
  • When and where did they die (if applicable)?
  • Any other significant information you discover.

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!

Hall’s Gap Location Activity

Click on the link below to access the website Daft Logic.

Choose FIVE locations that we visited around Hall’s Gap (eg: Venus Baths) and measure the distance we traveled. To do this you need to click on the locations we traveled to and drop a pin. The website will calculate the total distance traveled.

Using pages create a table to show the distance to each of your locations.

ANZAC Day 2018

Each year on April 25th we commemorate ANZAC Day. This year is the 103rd anniversary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli. This year is also significant as it is also the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.

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.

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