Natural Disasters (Year 6) 2014
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Mudslide

Mudslide | Natural Disasters (Year 6) 2014 | Scoop.it
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News and photographs of a recent natural disaster - a mudslide - in Seattle.

 

Goes to show that such disasters can happen anywhere at anytime.

 

Go to http://www.unisdr.org/files/2114_VL108012.pdf to find out more about how these disasters come about and how their effects can be mitigated if not avoided.

 

For teachers -

Addresses Point 4, ACSSU096.

 

 

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Natural Disasters Directory

Natural Disasters Directory | Natural Disasters (Year 6) 2014 | Scoop.it
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For students - Explore the various websites here to find out more about the natural disaster you have chosen to research.

 

For teachers -

ABC Splash is a directory of educational websites, some of which relate to Natural Disasters.

 

Many of the sites relate directly to the requirements of the Australian Curriculum.

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Natural Disasters made easy

Natural Disasters made easy | Natural Disasters (Year 6) 2014 | Scoop.it
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An excellent starting point for your research.

 

Text is easy to read and there is loads of information.

 

For teachers -

An excellent starting point for students.

 

Reading level is suitable for Grade 6.

 

 

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Natural Disasters all in one

Natural Disasters all in one | Natural Disasters (Year 6) 2014 | Scoop.it
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Some useful information provided, but a lot of reading is required.

 

 

 

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Natural disasters in Australia

Natural disasters in Australia | Natural Disasters (Year 6) 2014 | Scoop.it
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An excellent site for finding out about natural disasters in Australia.

 

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A useful place for students to start.

 

 

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The Birth of a Tornado

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A thriling expose of a tornado.

 

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A good promo for the unit.

 

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Volcanoes on Mars!

Volcanoes on Mars! | Natural Disasters (Year 6) 2014 | Scoop.it

Via Sakis Koukouvis
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For your interest only.

 

For teachers -

Students who have completed their work might be interested in taking a look at this.

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Measuring Natural Disasters

Measuring Natural Disasters | Natural Disasters (Year 6) 2014 | Scoop.it
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An advanced overview of various measurement scales of natural disasters.

 

Take a look at the graphs even if you find the text too tough to read - they more-or-less explain themselves.

 

For teachers -

Addresses Point 3, ACSSU096.

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The science behind natural disasters

The science behind natural disasters | Natural Disasters (Year 6) 2014 | Scoop.it
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General information about natural disasters and some useful scientific explanations.

 

For teachers -

Addresses Point 1 and 2, ACSSU096.

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Natural Disasters unlimited

Natural Disasters unlimited | Natural Disasters (Year 6) 2014 | Scoop.it
Natural Disasters explores everything from hurricanes to quicksand. Learn about natural disasters and see video about natural disasters.
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For students -

General information about natural disasters, even some obscure ones.

 

For teachers -

A few different kinds of natural disasters are mentioned. Not a site recommended for in depth analysis though.

 

Addresses Point 1, ACSSU096.

 

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National Geographic

National Geographic | Natural Disasters (Year 6) 2014 | Scoop.it
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An excellent site for finding out about you natural disaster. Useful text and visuals included.

 

For teachers -

An excellent site for students who are serious about their research.

 

Reading level may prove difficult for some.

 

Addresses all areas of ACSSU096.

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Natural Disasters - facts, videos & pictures

Natural Disasters - facts, videos & pictures | Natural Disasters (Year 6) 2014 | Scoop.it
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A site for the serious student. Some excellent information but a high standard of reading required.

 

For teachers -

Please see above.

 

 

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Live Footage of the Japan Tsunami - very alarming!!!

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A truly gripping piece of footage.

 

For teachers -

Provides insight into the experience of a natural disaster itself.

 

Addresses Points 1 and 2, ACSSU096.

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