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Sudden geological changes and extreme weather events can affect Earth’s surface


  • investigating major geological events such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis in Australia, the Asia region and throughout the world (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • recognising that earthquakes can cause tsunamis)
  • describing how people measure significant geological events (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • exploring ways that scientific understanding can assist in natural disaster management to minimise both long- and short-term effects (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • considering the effect of drought on living and non-living aspects of the environment (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)

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