Volcano eruption – lava volcano erupting – Hawaii volcano – Lava lake – Lava flow- 2017
Stage 2 students are investigating mountains during their Term 2 library lessons. These Youtube clips will hopefully provide some field knowledge for class discussions.
Where do mountains come from?
GCSE science revision – formation of sedimentary rock layers
Blue Mountains formation
Ring of Fire: earthquakes and volcanic eruptions around the Pacific explained – TomoNews
Stage 3 students are investigating natural disasters in science. In library lessons, we are particularly looking the properties of these disasters, and how they form.
How do tornadoes form? – James Spann [TED-Ed]
What are hurricanes, typhoons and tropical cyclones?
On this day 24th of December | Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin 
What is an earthquake? | The Dr Binocs Show | Educational Videos For Kids
On this day 28th of December | 1989 Newcastle earthquake
How tsunamis work – Alex Gendler [TED-Ed]
Tsunamis 101 | National Geographic
Captain Underpants: the first epic movie trailer (2017)
Captain Underpants trailer Easter eggs & things you missed
This week, Stage 2 students are investigating aspects of the islands that make up Australasia.
Family holidays | Best Fiji island resorts for family vacations | Jean Michel Cousteau
New Zealand top ten things to do, by Donna Salerno Travel
Samoa tourist attractions: 15 top places to visit
One News – Tokelau to be entirely solar powered
Stage 3 students are investigating the International Space Station (ISS) in information literacy and science lessons in the library:
Tour the International Space Station – Inside ISS – HD
James May rides the Vomit Comet – Astronaut training – James May: On the moon – Brit Lab
Averting exploration disasters:
What if Apollo had crashed on the moon?
Mars or the moon – Where do NASA manned missions go next?
Our Stage 3 students are continuing to investigate the physical attributes of space and, in library lessons, the technological aspects that supported – and continues to support – the exploration of the solar system.
What Galileo saw with his telescope
Galileo – mini biography
History of human spaceflight
Partners in space: CSIRO and NASA celebrates its 50th anniversary
As part of the Stage 2 History unit, Places are similar and different, we are learning about Australia in relation to its nearest neighbours during Library lessons. Here are some Youtube clips we are be examining, concerning the Continental Drift theory, the Pacific Ring of Fire and Australia’s strategic position in the Pacific region.
‘Ring of fire’ threatens a larger earthquake
Australia’s geographic challenge
Our Stage 3 students are investigating the physical attributes of space and, in library lessons, the technological aspects that supported – and continues to support – the exploration of the solar system. We are commencing with the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing and then looking both back and forth on the timeline.
(HD footage) Restored Apollo 11 moon landing video – via PRC media
In his own words: Buzz Aldrin 40 years later
Aryabhata | Father of Indian Astronomy | Pride Of India
Copernicus – mini biography
UK department store Sainsbury’s features Judith Kerr’s famous book character, Mog the cat, in an advertisement for the Christmas season. These ads are also excellent examples of persuasive visual texts.
Sainsbury’s official Christmas advert 2015 – Mog’s Christmas calamity
Sainsbury’s official Christmas 2014 ad – 1914
And the current ad is:
Sainsbury’s official Christmas advert 2016 – The greatest gift