CELEBRATING DIWALI

DIWALI is the Indian Festival of Lights. This year it was held on Saturday 14th November.

Click on ALL ABOUT DIWALI to read about Diwali to find the answers in your Diwali booklet.

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Then scroll down or click here to read THE STORY OF DIWALI to find out why it’s the festival of lights.  You have a printout in your booklet of one of the pictures.  You need to write the part of the story which goes with it on the lined paper with the picture.

At Diwali, Hindus draw bright Rangoli patterns to encourage the goddess Lakshmi to enter their homes.

After completing your booklet rangoli patterns, you can download and colour in one of these rangoli designs.

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This video shows a really clever way of drawing a lotus flower RANGOLI pattern.

You can read about rangoli at these websites which show the RANGOLI flower designs.

1. RANGOLI PICTURES

2. ALL ABOUT RANGOLI

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.  Remember the difference between WEATHER and CLIMATE!

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.  In Australia we know them as TEMPERATE, TROPICAL AND ARID (DESERT) climates.

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

Let’s look at the coloured map in your booklet again to check just where these climate zones.  Remember their names.  What are they?

Mrs Veary 😎

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.  😎

We will be using Inquisitive again so you will need to remember our join code when you click on this  link.  INQUISITIVE  There is a humorous video about the weather too.