The science behind natural disasters

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 [1974]

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

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

Global connections – developing field knowledge

The Stage 3 students are studying Global Connections in Human Society & Its Environment (HSIE) this term. These Youtube video clips are discussion starters.

AusAID in Indonesia.

World Vision distributes family kits to survivors of the Sumatra Earthquake (2009).

Australian Red Cross response – Japan Earthquake and Tsunami recovery.

Emergency aid arrives as UNICEF and partners work to restore Libya’s water system.

UNICEF and IKEA aid China earthquake recovery.