Years 5's fabulous afternoon of learning!

Year 5 have been learning about severe weather as a part of our science unit. We are looking at how extreme weather conditions form and the effects they leave on the earth's surface. Part of this unit is to research different weather types. Local weather experts James Harris and Dave Ellem were able to bring this unit alive for the Year 5 students, who were joined by a Year 4 class for this special afternoon.

James and Dave’s extensive storm-chasing experience created a great base for the students to build up their knowledge in this area and open up questions of enquiry for them to research further. Due to the recent floods and cyclones, the students have seen the effects that extreme weather can have first hand.

We asked some of the students for their response to the afternoon’s presentation.

‘I liked doing the experiments. We learnt how to make a tornado and how rain forms.’ - Amelie Johnston.

‘Fire tornadoes form from wind and heat in bushfires.’ - Nathaniel Amber.

‘That presentation was just fantastic.’ - Bethany Jefferis.

A big ‘thank you’ to James and Dave for sharing their knowledge with us!


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 ~ This story was contributed by Miss Weaver, our Year 5 teacher.


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