Today we learnt about hurricanes, cyclones and hurricanes and typhoons.
We read an online article.
We read through it and highlighted any new words, any information we thought was important, or things we didn't understand.
Then we talked about these highlighted information and created a brainstorm.
Check out all our ideas!
These are our key ideas about what a tropical cyclone is.
Did you know that hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones are the same thing, but are called different things in different places in the world?
We compared tornadoes and hurricanes. Tornadoes last minutes or hours, travel short distances, can't be predicted, are smaller in size, form over land and can travel upto 483kmph.
Hurricanes last days or weeks, travel long distances, form over the ocean, are bigger in size, can be predicted and can have wind speeds at up to 322kmph.
This is Miss Ashley's picture of how a tornado forms. The conditions which are needed are hot air at ground level, cool air and strong wind at high altitudes and a thunder cloud above.
These are the new words we talked about.
We talked about the Greek alphabet because when the World Meteorologist Organisation runs out of A-Z names, they use the letters from the Greek alphabet.
Look at all our ideas!
We also linked back to our Week 1 learning when we learnt about what weather conditions were.