Today you will read the article from The Age newspaper based on the erosion at Inverloch. You are going to use synthesising and the three column note to show your learning and how your thinking changes.
What is erosion?
Erosion happens when rivers, oceans, ice and wind change the Earth’s shape.
What causes erosion?
The coastline is always changing shape. The water and wind batter cliff faces. Sand dunes can form when the wind blows the sand around and piles it up. Winter storms, changing weather and climate change are factors in causing erosion.
This week for science we are going to look at before and after images in locations where a natural disaster has hit. You will then select one of the images and write a Venn Diagram explaining the similarities and differences between the images.
Once you have completed a draft, you can write up a good copy for your Writers’ Gift.
Last science session we learnt about what causes earthquakes. Today we will look at how earthquakes are measured.
Over the last 2 weeks we have been synthesising from non-fiction and fiction texts. This week we are going to watch a video from Behind the News to synthesise from. Remember when we synthesise we add to our thinking or change our thoughts about a topic, character or storyline.
The video from Behind the News is based on Hurricane Irma.
You will need to write down your before, during and after thinking. We will then put our thinking into a synthesising response.
Our first Inquiry focus area for term 4 is cyclones.