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Australia's Black Summer: An analysis

Calculating bushfire rate of forward spread
(developed by CSIRO)







Online

 

Australia's Black Summer: An analysis

High SchoolSecondary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

Cooperative Learning
Cooperative Learning Activity

 


1. In groups of 3 - 4 students, you are to read the following article from The Conversation 26 November 2021  Read

The Conversation

2.

Analyse

Using the Retrieval Chart Strategy, work out together the headings so you, as a group, have a handle on the article.

 

Fill out the Retrieval Chart. Compare with another group. Add or delete from your Chart.

3. Analyse

Analyse the following graph

burnt area

As a group, write up ONE paragraph interpretating this graph.

4. Another article in The Conversation 30 March 2021, has some additional information that you can add to your Retrieval Chart. Together, as a group, work out the salient facts and figures.

The Conversation

5. Share your group's Retrieval Chart with another different group. How are they different?

6. How do these articles help the Fire Behaviour Analyst for the future?

 

 

 

Calculating bushfire rate of forward spread (developed by CSIRO)

High SchoolSecondary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

Cooperative LearningCooperative Learning Activity

TeacherTeacher

Physics or Mathematics: Years 11 & 12. Advanced practical application

Local copy: PDF 2 pages

You are to ask the students to read the PDF - "Calculating bushfire rate of forward spread" and then ask them to interpret the findings in a Science or Mathematical Communication presentation [2-3 PPT] so that students in Years 10 & 11 can understand the significance in a bushfire.

 

 

Students

1. In groups of 3 - 4 students, you are to read and take notes from the following PDF "Calculating bushfire rate of forward spread" by the CSIRO. Read

Local copy: PDF 2 pages

 

Analyse

2. Your group is to interpret the findings. Share with another student group

CSIRO Pyro Page - August 2020

CSIRO

 

3. As a group, you are to show your findings in a Science or Mathematical Communication presentation [2-3 PPT] so that students in Years 10 & 11 can understand the significance in a bushfire.

 

4. Optional Extra

As a group, read the following article on the CSIRO PyroPage - September 2022 - 20% wind speed rule of thumb Read

Speed

Explain how this follow up article helps your understanding.

 

 

 

 

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