Our Posters in the Community

Hi everybody,

I am looking forward to seeing what you have done in the last few days as you’ve explored the river at our bioblitz and learned more about Australia’s weather in capital cities.  It’s a big country! 😎

Very exciting news!!!  Both IGA and the Shire have contacted me about displaying your posters!  I will be meeting with the Shire on Tuesday to see where we can put them and IGA will phone me again tomorrow too.

Well done, people!  🙂

Mrs Veary

The Weather…

We have looked at climate and the climatic zones of Australia.  Today we are going to learn more about the weather.

Watch this video clip and notice as many different kinds of weather that you can see.  Write them down on your sheet and we will share your ideas at the end of the video.
WEATHER 101 (National Geographic)

Now that we have discussed the different kinds of weather events we saw, here is a BTN clip to show you how meteorologists (weather scientists) predict the weather.  Listen carefully to hear what a METEOROLOGIST does!

BEHIND THE NEWS VIDEO CLIP (click on it to start)

BEHIND THE NEWS VIDEO CLIP (linking to Global Goals – Climate Action)

Now we will investigate a couple of reliable weather forecasting websites:
1.  WILLY WEATHER
2.  AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY

You will be researching weather conditions with a partner for your chosen city in Australia. You need to learn how to find out:

  • expected temperature
  • expected weather conditions (sunny, rain, storms…)
  • expected rainfall
  • how to find the average temperatures or weather for this time of year in your place.

Explore these weather sites and have fun working out what weather other people are experiencing just because they are in a different place, with a different climate.  We will be comparing these later on.  😎

 

 

Australia’s Climates

We have done some work on Australia’s climatic zones but it looks like we need to go over just what the weather will be like in the different climate zones.

Weather: temperature, rainfall, weather condition on the day or short term

Climate: is the weather (above) pattern over a longer time – this becomes the weather we expect in the different seasons.

In different climates, the seasons are really quite different as you learned in the video we watched the other day.  We learned about TEMPERATE, TROPICAL and POLAR CLIMATES.

Can you remember which climate type we have  in Margaret River?

Let’s look at the map you coloured in again to check just where these climate zones are, and more detail showing a few more climate zones.  What are they?

My Place Aboriginal Dot Paintings

Great job, everybody!  Ange really inspired you as artists to create your own dot paintings to represent “My Place” for each person.  Now you know more about the connection indigenous people have with the land and their belonging to it – and how they show it  bird’s eye view  using a stick from the bush they have prepared themselves.  What a lot of learning we did that day!

Thanks, Ange!  😎

Climate and Weather

This video clip is a good introduction to climate and weather.  You need to listen well to work out the difference between them.  Today we are going to learn about the different CLIMATE ZONES OF THE WORLD.  I wonder what climatic zone Margaret River is in…?   See if you can work it out.

Now we are going to work in our booklets to check what we have learned and to see what kind of climate we have in Australia.  😎

 

Maps showing Aboriginal Language Groups in 1788

Here is the map we looked at today, showing the Aboriginal language groups in Australia.  You can zoom in on this map to see where Margaret River is and where the Wadandi people lived.

ABORIGINAL MAP with GENERAL AREAS – 1996 HORTON

ABORIGINAL MAP

TINDALE MAP – this is the very first map ever made showing Aboriginal Australia and you can zoom right in easily to read it.  Norman Tindale published this map around 1940.

Exploring Western Australia

Welcome to our new inquiry – Places Near and Far!

You have been investigating landmarks in Australia and now we are going to focus on places in Western Australia!  As you read about special kinds of places in your “Let’s Explore Australia” booklet, you will be finding out about:

  • National Parks
  • Sacred Sites
  • World Heritage Sites
  • Reefs and Rivers
  • Mountain Ranges
  • Rainforests and Wetlands

We will be investigating West Australian places and natural places closer to home in the South West of Western Australia (in Our Patch)!  Use the planners and find out what you need to know – then you will be creating your own FACT SHEET using PicCollage!  Have fun!

LINK for BLACKWOOD RIVER MAP

Mrs Veary 😎