Eyewitness account ‘Earthquake hits Newcastle’
– Read the story below and create an ‘inspiration’ using information from the report. Who, what, when, where, why.
For this activity you need to research some Australian Natural Disasters and record your findings on the A3 sheet provided.
The information you need to find and record on your map of Australia are:
* Type of Natural Disaster and it’s location.
* What was the name of the disaster? EG: Cyclone Tracey
* What was the date of the disaster?
* What damage did the disaster cause? (This includes both fatalities and injuries and also the cost to re-build
* Any other information you can find.
Here are some links that may assist you.
Click on the link above to view the BtN story ‘Volcanoes Explained’. After you’ve watched the story you need to answer the following questions in your language books.
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:
Make it happen!
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:
Do your best work!!!!
Click on the link below to view the BtN story ‘Nepal Earthquake’. Once you have viewed the story you need to answer the following questions in your language book.
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.
Click on the link above to view the BtN story ‘Floods’. Once you have watched the story answer the following comprehension questions in your language book.
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.
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.
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