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Today’s Science Lesson (2)


Yesterday we began our exploration of cyclones. We  ended the lesson filling out a world map, locating the regions where cyclones occur. You’ll need to complete this by Friday. Don’t forget to colour code these regions and make a key for your map. Also you’ll need to come to class ready to answer the following question:

“—Why do you think cyclones occur in those regions?

For today’s science lesson we will be working on develop an understanding of the features of cyclones. We will also be investigating the conditions necessary to form a cyclone.We’ll start with reading and taking notes from this document: asta_lesson 2 Background information about cyclones

To help record our notes from our readings we will be using a note taking method we’ve explored before, the Cornell Note Taking System. We will be going over it in class but to refresh your memory check out the following link: http://coe.jmu.edu/learningtoolbox/cornellnotes.html


If you want to further explore this area the following links will help:

About tropical cyclones,
Bureau of Meteorology. Information

ClearlyExplained.com, Information and further resources

Cyclones – get the facts,
Attorney-General’s Department. Information

Cyclone Yasi from above,
Brisbane Times. Photo gallery

Hazards – cyclone,
Geoscience Australia. Information

Modelling tropical cyclones,
Bureau of Meteorology. Information and animations

Scientists release stunning satellite imagery of cyclone Yasi from space
(w/Video), Phys.org. Information and images

Severe tropical cyclone Yasi satellite loop,
Bureau of Meteorology. Animation

Tropical cyclones explained,
ABC News 02/02/2011



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