Eyewitness account ‘Earthquake hits Newcastle’
– Read the story below and create an ‘inspiration’ using information from the report. Who, what, when, where, why.
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 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.
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!).
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?