Natural sounds, natural disasters

Next week, Stage 2 students will be predicting and researching the sounds of natural disasters in their science and technology unit, “Light, sound and communication”. These Youtube video clips will be useful:

Mount St. Helens disintegrates in enormous landslide

Amazing standstill tornado

Scientist gets too close to lava lake! – Richard Hammond’s Journey to the centre of the planet – BBC

Super creepy sounds in the sky during a storm in Finland!

The most shocking video of the tsunami in Japan

Skiing – Avalanches

Untamed Earth – Avalanche! (snow avalanche; lava avalanche)

Nyamulagira volcano continues to erupt

Hurricane effects: strong winds and lightnings

Let it snow!

Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 students are learning about the season of winter this week. After reading “What-a-Mess in winter” by Frank Muir & Joseph Wright, which is set during the approach of Christmas festivities in England, we investigated these two Youtube video clips:

Spectacular footage – Train plowing through deep snow Arthur’s Pass

Snow flakes

Closer to home…

Penrith snowman in a hailstorm

Here’s a Photo Peach slideshow from the day that Penrith Public School had a freak summer hailstorm, turning a typical December day into a winter wonderland!

Penrith PS in December: a white Christmas