Summer Topic 3

Earthquakes

This new topic, we will be investigating what causes earthquakes, why they happen, their effects and how they can be measured. We will be participating in working with an experienced geologist, watching and listening to footage from actual earthquakes. There will be opportunities to discover what makes tectonic plates move and why buildings are not able to withstand the force of earthquakes.  Our writing outcome will be a newspaper report on an actual earthquake, as experienced by eye witnesses. We will continue to read Refugee boy as our class read and our class text for the topic is Street beneath my feet.