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Tropical Storm in Year 8

“A Chief Meteorologist told the BBC that the hurricane was getting bigger, and those even 100 miles away would feel the impact. The warning forecast catastrophic inland flooding, high winds, possible widespread power outages and death.”

Year 8 Geographers were tasked with plotting and tracking an approaching tropical storm in order to predict its path to safeguard residents in areas predicted to be affected. This real-life classroom experience challenged students to use geographical skills to interpret and analyse maps to predict physical patterns and processes. Using Google Earth, the amateur storm chasers applied their geographical judgment and decision making to formulate solutions based on evidence to make informed decisions that may have life or death consequences!

Tropical Storm in Year 8


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