Text Tropical cyclones

TLF ID M012706

This is a Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) web page about tropical cyclones. The resource explains what tropical cyclones are and includes a diagram showing the parts of Australia where they occur, indicating which months of the year each region is affected. It describes the impact of tropical cyclones on Australia, using Tropical Cyclone Monica (2006) as an example, with a link to detailed information. The resource includes links to further information and updates about tropical cyclones currently affecting Australia.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a useful resource for Geographical Knowledge and Understanding, particularly for the content description in year 7 that refers to the causes, impacts of and responses to hydrological hazards. This resource would also be useful for the content description in year 7 Geographical Inquiry and Skills referring to collecting and organising geographical information from secondary sources and evaluating the information for its reliability and usefulness.
  • This is a useful resource that supports the year 6 science curriculum, particularly the content description in Science Understanding: Earth and space sciences about sudden geological changes or extreme weather conditions affecting Earth's surface; and the content description in Science as a Human Endeavour about scientific knowledge being used to inform personal and community decisions.
  • The resource can contribute to students attaining those elements of the achievement standard in year 7 geography referring to describing environmental processes and identifying how they change the environment, and collecting and interpreting geographical information from a range of sources.
  • The resource supports the cross-curriculum priority of sustainability, particularly in regard to the organising idea about the biosphere being a dynamic system providing conditions that sustain life on Earth.
Year level

6; 7

Learning area
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Organization: Commonwealth of Australia
  • URL: http://www.bom.gov.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Bureau of Meteorology
  • Organization: Bureau of Meteorology
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://www.bom.gov.au/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Text
  • Image
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