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Teacher guide Modelling tropical cyclones

TLF ID M012707

This teacher resource is a Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) web page containing a lesson plan on modelling tropical cyclones. The resource clearly sets out lesson objectives and provides detailed notes about the outcomes expected. It includes a link to in-depth background material on a tropical cyclone's life cycle and development and the associated hazards. This background material includes an animation showing the development of a cyclone on a weather map and an animated cross-section model of a cyclone. The link is for teacher and student reference. The resources and actions section of the lesson plan has a link to a student worksheet for the teacher to print out.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a useful resource that supports the Water in the world unit of study in year 7 Geographical Knowledge and Understanding, particularly the content description that refers to the causes, impacts of and responses to hydrological hazards.
  • This resource would also be useful for the content descriptions 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; and presenting information, arguments and ideas in a range of communication forms selected to suit a particular purpose.
  • 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; collecting, interpreting and analysing geographical information from a range of sources; and presenting information and ideas using appropriate geographical terminology and media.
Year level

6; 7

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Organization: Commonwealth of Australia
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  • Publisher
  • Name: Bureau of Meteorology
  • Organization: Bureau of Meteorology
  • Description: Publisher
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  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
  • Text
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