Natural Disasters Research

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LUKE’S AVALANCHE
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JAKE’S CYCLONE
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Over the past few weeks we have been researching the effects and causes of Natural Disasters. To assist our presentations students created their own unique models of the various disasters. Many of the models were moving and active. Here is a sample of creative designs.
LAURA’S MUDSLIDEphoto 2
NATASHA’S VOLCANOphoto 3 (1)
RAQUEL’S TSUNAMI
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RUBY’S TORNADO
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PATRICK’S FLOOD
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CIARAN’S TORNADO
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RYLEE’S AVALANCHE
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Wire Figure Sculpture

Art is something the students look forward to every Thursday afternoon. We often take inspiration from Famous artists or other Art blogs. This week we were in search of art to build on our inquiry learning of the human body. We found these fantatsic models made from wire and foil, standing on coloured card with an imaginary shadow. They were fun and creative. Thanks to Doodles and Noodles Blogspot for this wonderful idea. http://doodles-and-noodles.blogspot.fr/2012/10/figurative-sculpture.html

Body models with shadows

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Our Natural Disaster Models

Over the past few weeks we have made some interesting discoveries about Natural Disasters.
As a homework task we could create a model of any natural disaster. There were some amazing moving models including
Bushfires, Avalanches, Tsunamis, Earthquakes, Cyclones, Floods and of course- Volcanoes.
We discovered that the best mixture for a successful exploding volcano was dishwashing liquid, vinegar, bi-carb soda and food dye.
Natural Disaster Models on PhotoPeach

Toy Town

Today in Math we were doing model making.
First we had to copy some simple models from the illustrations.
Next we created the tallest tower that we could and then we tried to sketch it.
Finally we worked in pairs to create a building in a town. We designed a Toy Town. It had streets and traffic lights. We put it all together and used toy cars to play in toy town. The Math we did was:
* Space
* Shapes
* Counting
* Patterns
* Design
* Mapping
It was one of the best Math lessons ever.