TLF ID M012451
This is a downloadable task sheet that looks at the effect of weather on bushfires, with tasks such as analysing temperature tables, interpreting articles, and summarising information about weather conditions at the time of the Black Friday and Ash Wednesday bushfires. Students draw conclusions about the elements of weather that contribute to increased fire danger and interpret a diagram to explain how spot fires start ahead of the head of the fire. Then they are asked to explain how wind changes pose a danger to firefighters and residents in fire-affected areas. This resource is part of the Bushfire Education website developed by Education Services Australia on behalf of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA).