Discovery “our world” afternoons with Emily

On Monday we looked at lots of different types of freak weather phenomena and natural disasters (fire tornadoes, sinkholes, raining frogs, earthquakes, tsunamis, fallstreak holes), in pairs you researched and created powerpoint presentations to explain each phenomenon.

On Tuesday we looked at ways (building methods, materials, city planning, emergency services, escape routes, etc) to create safe structures and cities which can survive avalanches, earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions. You were each given a case study of a city prone ot natural disasters, then you redesigned this city, made a map, and created a powerpoint presentation to attract tourists back to your city.

Today we started creating 3-D maquettes of your city.