In this unit, designed to last 10 lessons, students will complete the Year 6 ACARA Earth and Space Sciences curriculum, which focuses on natural disasters and extreme climate events.

The final piece of the unit is a group project and presentation, which may take more than one block of class time, and you may want to incorporate the project into your literacy time, condense (lessons 2 & 3) or omit (lesson 8) earlier lessons to compensate.

The presentation itself will be modelled in lesson 4, where you will complete a similar presentation about an earthquake.

8 x 1 hour lessons
Cross curriculum
26x resources/worksheets
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In this unit, students:

  • Learn the common causes of natural disasters (earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes) and extreme weather events (flood, cyclones, tornadoes).
  • Discover how these events shape the surface of the earth and how they impact humans.
  • Investigate how human-caused climate change could be affecting the frequency and severity of these events.
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