This pack contains Bloom's Taxonomy activities about cyclones. The activities involve cause and formation of cyclones, scientific methods to predict and measure cyclones, analysing and researching how cyclones impact humans and human efforts to manage and before and after cyclones.
Using Blooms Taxonomy Framework, this resource will enable you to use it as a tool for higher order thinking. For best results, it should be used in conjunction to your own unit explored in the classroom. Staring with basic skills such as knowledge and understanding, students will be challenged to apply facts that they learnt and in creative ways.
For example, a Create Task asks students to prepare a cyclone evacuation plan. They will need to identify leave triggers, where they would go, what items would they take, escape route, important numbers to have and who to contact. It would be a realistic and usable tool for students to use during cyclone seasons, if they live in an area that is affected by cyclones.
It can be used as an independent task or a homework extension for students that need an extra challenge. The framework allows you to date when they have completed a task so you can keep track of their progress. In the classroom, I like them to finish at least 3 activities before advancing to the next skill set.
As a heads up, some of these activities will prove to be of more value when completed together as a whole class, and therefore you may want to select those activities and use them as class competitions or whole class learning experiences.
What this package includes:
Bloom's taxonomy posters
Bloom's taxonomy activities (6 activities per skill, 36 total activities)
Teacher material notes
Convection stimulation (how hot and cold air/ liquid react to cause storms)
The activities promotes the use of the Australian Curriculum content descriptors:
YR 6 EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCES
Sudden geological changes and extreme weather events can affect Earth’s surface (ACSSU096)
- investigating major geological events in Australia, the Asia region and throughout the world
- exploring ways that scientific understanding can assist in natural disaster management to minimise both long- and short-term effects
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