Natural Hazards in Australia Natural Hazards in Australia Description of activity Students select and research a natural hazard in Australia, focusing on the impacts of the natural hazard. They then imagine what would happen if the natural hazard occurred in their local area. Students prepare a two-page (A3) newspaper feature covering the hazard including appropriate background information, graphics, comparisons with similar disasters in Australia and the rest of the world, responses and rescue efforts. A worksheet is included for students to use. Lesson Plan Ideas with Common Core Correlations We offer these lesson plan ideas to help teachers cover important skills in English/Language Arts and Social Studies. Each SKILLS-BASED IDEA and CONTENT-BASED IDEA suggests specific ProCon.org topics and resources that are particularly well-matched to the lesson and designed to help you meet multiple curriculum goals. Our lesson plan ideas were developed in partnership with Dr.
Digital Play In the University of Bristol’s Education Endowment Foundation‘s recent study on Neuroscience and Education, (Howard-Jones, 2014), there is an interesting section on Learning Games. Classroom practice and neuroscientific research The review ”considers the extent to which insights from the sciences of mind and brain influence, or are close to influencing classroom practice”, summarising “existing evidence about approaches and interventions that are based, or claim to be based, on neuroscience evidence.” The report categorises the approaches into 1) those which are likely to have a positive impact on attainment, 2) those which need further testing to determine the likely impact on attainment, and 3) those which do not seem to have a promising impact on attainment.
Exploring bushfires Welcome to the Bushfire Open Explorer. This digital curriculum resource is designed for secondary teachers and students to engage and explore in depth the four themes of bushfire education in a non-linear and flexible format. The Bushfire Open Explorer presents the user with a mythical Victorian landscape that represents three environments where bushfires are prevalent – the urban fringe, farmland and a national park. Within each of these environments users will find a series of fire icons that indicate ‘hotspots’. Here they can discover and engage with a rich range of digital curriculum resources such as video links, photos, audio recordings, graphics, maps and web connections. Related 'Introduction’, ‘Background’ and ‘In focus’ text supports students to build the knowledge, understanding and dispositions that empower them to live more safely within Victoria’s bushfire-prone environments.
HTML Help and Tutorial for Kids How does a Web page work? Well, the odds are you're sitting at your computer looking at this Web page through a browser. Most likely you're using a browser called Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Firefox, or Safari. A browser is a computer software program that can take you to different places on the Web by typing in the URL of a Web page and clicking "go" or "enter" on your keyboard. A browser also looks at the HTML tags on a site and translates those tags into what you're looking at now, a Web site. Different browsers interpret HTML tags a little differently, so what you see on one browser is not necessarily what you will see on another browser.
What Causes Bushfires? Fire caused by lightning The basic factors which determine whether a bushfire will occur include the presence of fuel, oxygen and an ignition source. More specifically, fire intensity and the speed at which a bushfire spreads will depend on ambient temperature, fuel load, fuel moisture, wind speed and slope angle. Fuel load Student Fishbowl Student Fishbowl This activity requires 60-90 minutes. Purpose: Fishbowl activities force participants to listen actively to the experiences and perspectives of a specific group of people. About An overview of Kodu. (Click to play) Kodu lets kids create games on the PC and Xbox via a simple visual programming language. Perfect storm led to Black Saturday bushfires THE BLACK SATURDAY bushfires, which swept across Victoria in February 2009, were the most devastating in Australia's recorded history. They caused 173 fatalities, destroyed more than 2100 homes and decimated a number of townships, including Marysville and Kinglake. Knowledge of weather at the time demonstrated that particularly high daytime temperatures, strong surface winds and extremely dry conditions combined to produce the worst fire conditions on record.
Top ten resources for teachers The internet is a great place for English language teachers, if you know to where to look! Here are my top ten resources (ok I cheated a bit by grouping some!) – have you used them all yet? Conversely: What is your favourite resource? – Have you used any resources that completely wowed you, that aren’t on this list? GameMaker: Studio GameMaker: Studio caters to entry-level novices and seasoned game development professionals equally, allowing them to create cross-platform games in record time and at a fraction of the cost of conventional tools! In addition to making game development 80 percent faster than coding for native languages, developers can create fully functional prototypes in just a few hours, and a full game in just a matter of weeks. Key Features GameMaker: Studio Feature Comparison *Only available for approved Xbox developers.