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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.

BTN (Behind The News) – Don’t Panic

Click on the link above to view the BtN clip on Natural Disasters ‘Don’t Panic’. Once you have viewed the clip you will need to answer the discussion questions into your language book.

Discussion Questions

1. Explain how you might react in a natural disaster. Write this as a paragraph.
2. Brainstorm a list of natural disasters.
3. Name the ABC science show that tested families in an emergency.
4. What does the Matthews’s family fill up with water to prepare their house for a bushfire?
a. Bath
b. Kitchen sink
c. Water tank
5. Why is it important to look online or check the radio during a natural disaster?
6. Why might kids be better at coping with a cyclone emergency than adults?
7. It is safe to drive through flood water. True or false?
8. Why is it important to have an emergency plan and be prepared for a disaster?
9. Make a list of items that you would put in a home emergency survival kit. Compare it to your survival kit you created at school.
10. List your school’s evacuation areas.

Natural Disasters – Inspiration

To complete our Natural Disasters Inquiry we’re going to go back to our Natural Disaster Inspiration from the beginning of term.

You task is to add all the information you have learned about Natural Disasters to your inspiration mind map. To differentiate between your previous information and your new understandings you will need to make all the new information either the same colour OR have each bubble be the same shape (this shape should be different from the shape of bubbles you’ve already done!).


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  1. Google a map showing the situation of tectonic plates on a world map.
  2. Screen capture this map and paste into your Pages document.
  3. Open the JUMBO SEISMIC MONITOR link above and answer the questions below on your Pages document.

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?