Sunday, May 6, 2012

Natural Disasters

Our grade 5/6 students had a great time, learning about natural disasters. Their interest and curiosity about the 'how' and 'why' of disasters inspired them to investigate and learn as much as they could. The six teams researched: Earthquakes, Mudslides, Tsunamis, Volcanoes, Hurricanes & Tornadoes.

Each team had to research their natural disaster and they had to present the information to their peers in a unique way. One group presented and created a newscast (using iMovie and PhotoBooth) about a fictional community that had been destroyed by a hurricane.  They had a reporter, an expert, survivors, and video clips of a hurricane embedded in the news clip. This group learned a lot about hurricanes, how they work and about the damage that can occur to the land and buildings.

Hope you will stay tuned for our inquiry about the environment! 

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