Natural Disasters Incursion (Levels 5 & 6)

Theme: Science – Earth and Space Sciences
Level: 5 & 6

Students will use models and experiments to investigate how sudden geological changes and extreme weather can affect the earth’s surface.

Activities

  • Discuss prior knowledge of natural disasters and the variables that affect their unpredictability.
  • Investigate a model of the water cycle.
  • Predict and explore the position and movement of ice and cold water in warmer water.
  • Model the spinning of the earth and tornadoes.
  • Observe and discuss a demonstration of a hot air balloon and relate to air movement.
  • Explore the effect of extreme weather on the landscape.
  • Use a simple seismograph to produce a visual representation of an earthquake.
  • Explore the sudden changes in force occurring at the junction of tectonic plates.
  • Model volcanic activity on land and under water.

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