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MONASH SCIENCE INCURSION – HOW THE EARTH MOVES

We were very fortunate again this year to have Lydia from the

Monash Science Centre visit our school to teach us about how the earth moves.

Her presentations are always so informative, interesting and educational.

We learnt so much about the earth.

She explained about the layers of the earth, about natural disasters

and particularly, about earthquakes and volcanoes.

We conducted some experiments which helped us to understand

what is going on underneath the Earth’s crust.

It helped us to understand the movement of Tectonic Plates,

and how rock consistently heat, melts, cools and solidifies.

These hands-on activities were enjoyed by all and

they helped consolidate our knowledge on how the earth really does move.

Our first activity was to understand how magma moves just below the crust.

We then experimented with some ‘oobleck’; this was so much fun.

It helped us understand how the earth’s core is solid, and yet how the magma is liquid.

Great stuff!

Our final hands-on activity was to create a volcanic eruption in a plastic bottle.

Amazing!

Watch the videos below to find out just what we did.

Please feel free to leave a comment.

Follow the link below to previous posts on Weather and Climate and Natural Disasters

Weather and Climate – what’s the difference?

http://mrsrf.global2.vic.edu.au/integrated-studies/

How the Earth moves – Monash Science Incursion

Last week Lydia from the Monash Science center came to our school to teach us about Natural Disasters.

We conducted some experiments which helped us to understand what is going on underneath the Earth’s crust. It helped us to understand the movement of Tectonic Plates, and how rock consistently heat, melts, cools and solidifies.

It was a very interesting incursion and we had a lot of fun.

Study Jams – Weather and Climate

Click on the following link to take you

to some fantastic information on Weather and Climate.

There are also some great interactive activities.

Use the website to help you with your research as well.

Study Jams – Weather and Climate

weather and climate study jams

I hope you enjoy the activities.

Write back and tell me something  new that you learnt.

WEATHER, NATURAL DISASTERS & CONTINENTAL DRIFT

Here is a collection of videos and maps

to help you better understand our topic.

We will be using some of these videos in class.

You may also like to use some of these videos

to assist you with your research on your chosen natural disaster.

Natural Disasters and Extreme Weather

Watch the following video.

How many natural disasters and extreme weather conditions can you spot here?

What are some of the words you can use to describe some of these weather conditions?

Watch this video on mega storms.

How can people protect themselves?