Herald Sun #2

People flee as Hawaii’s erupting volcano destroys homes and sends lava, toxic gas into the air.

Link- http://www.heraldsun.com.au/kids-news/people-flee-as-hawaiis-erupting-volcano-destroys-homes/news-story/e1fdc54c016899d68ccca8fb1afad855

Summary- Pink

Recalls- Blue

Questions- Lilac

Insight- Aqua

 

This article was about a volcano from Hawaii called Kilauea. Hawaiians run for their lives as lava spreads in residents streets, distorting houses and cars and also they are freeing from  toxic gases the lava left behind. Some residents were quickly able to grab pets and other belongings when the eruption died down and others had to think about what was happening to their home, belongings and pets.

 

1. The volcano eruption was powerful and was a magnitude of 6.9

2. The lava grew up to 70 meters high into the air

3. The volcano caused a cliff to fall into the ocean water but it didn’t cause a tsunami 

4. The volcano Kilauea has been active for 35 years. It’s continuously erupting

5. Kilauea is the most active volcano out of the five on the island and is on of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world

 

1. What was the biggest explosion of the Kilauea volcano out of the 35 years?

2. How many times has Kilauea erupted?

 

1. I now understand that volcanoes can be life threatening like all natural disasters and I’ve also learnt how scary it is from someone’s point of view in the actual situation.

Herald Sun#1

Extreme weather sees residents battling a cyclone in Darwin and bushfires in NSW and Victoria

Summary- Pink

Facts- Aqua

Questions- Blue

 

This article was about how Darwin was battling a cyclone and Victoria and NSW were fighting against bushfires. At school for Integrated Studies we are learning about natural disasters such as volcanoes, cyclones, tornadoes, droughts, bushfires, earthquakes, ect. This is  a great example of how devastating and life threatening these situations can be. 

The tropical cyclone that hit Darwin caused a huge clean up. Residents had to clean up broken trees, buildings,ect. I guess that you need to stay strong no matter what happens in your life and push it behind you. Stand strong and let the past be the past because you create the future. 

Bushfires are just about the same level of devastating news. Bushfires cause lives being lost. Bushfires can start off from being a small flame and expand into a life threatening fire. Have you heard of the NSW bushfire survivor Turia Pitt. She was running a marathon and got caught in a bushfire she survived but in order to keep breathing there had to be some changes. 

  

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