Task 1. CYCLONES IN AUSTRALIA
Read the explanations below (you have been given hard copies)
Underline the keywords from the questions that you will use in your answers.
Complete your answers in your homework book.
a. Approximately how many cyclones strike Australia each year?
b. What temperature does the ocean water need to be heated to for a cyclone to form?
c. What causes the winds to rotate?
d. What happens if a cyclone runs into other strong winds?
e. When is Northern Australia’s cyclone season?
f. What does the Australian cyclone scale go up to?
Task 2-homework book task
In your homework book -divide the page into 2 columns.
REFER TO THE CYCLONE CATEGORIES TABLE FROM THE ‘CYCLONES IN AUSTRALIA’ REPORT.
In the first column copy the information from the DAMAGE COLUMN.
In the second column draw a ‘cartoon’ showing the type of damage that category causes.
Task 3. Ipad task.
There are many types of instruments used to measure our weather. Go to the link above and write a sentence explaining what each of these instruments measure. Find a Google image to go with each description.
- Rain gauge
- wind vane
- weather balloon
- weather satellite
Task 4. Bureau of Meteorology
Screen capture the map of Victoria and describe what you see.
Is rain heading Greensborough’s way? Find Watsonia, it is our nearest suburb.
Continue on with Spellodrome and Mathletics tasks.