Did you know?

For our magazine page this year, we will be having the topic ‘Did you know?’. I would like you to write a 3 sentence paragraph about something you have learnt this term in our Natural Disasters unit. It could be about tectonic plates, volcanoes, seismographs…the list is endless.

Please write your paragraph as a comment to this post 🙂

27 Comments on Did you know?

  1. jaspic15
    August 26, 2015 at 3:10 pm (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    Did you know there are 5 types of Avalanches? They are loose snow Avalanche, ice fall Avalanche, roof Avalanche, cornice fall Avalanche and slab Avalanches.

    From Jason

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  2. Kyle yi
    August 26, 2015 at 3:10 pm (2 years ago)

    To miss may
    Did you know that a volcano can start a pyroclastic flow. A pyroclastic flow is a fast moving cloud of gas. The gases can reach temperatures of 100 degrees and its can be as fast as 700 kmph.
    From Kyle Yi

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  3. Theo
    August 26, 2015 at 3:10 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi Miss.May,
    Did you know that a small earthquake might trigger a small tsunami, tsunamis cause massive amounts of damage and the Indian Ocean tsunami was 9.0, in 2004. Wow that’s massive.
    From Theodora

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  4. kyamar15
    August 26, 2015 at 3:11 pm (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    Did you know that cyclones are different to tornados. Cyclones form over water and tornado form over land. Cyclones have a eye in the middle, tornadoes on the other hand don’t.
    From Kyan

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  5. liaplu15
    August 26, 2015 at 3:11 pm (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    Did you know that Tsunami can reach 30 meters high.
    Tsunamis can reach speeds of a jet plane.
    Tsunamis crash into the shore and the more waves the bigger tsunami.
    From Liam P.

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  6. erinakg15
    August 26, 2015 at 3:11 pm (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    Did you know a drought can last over years and years. Droughts can lead to dush storms. A flood is the complete opposite of a drought, because a flood is when there’s to much water.
    From Erin

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  7. louvan15
    August 26, 2015 at 3:12 pm (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    Did you know that a seismograph measures earthquakes. When the Richter scale is high, that means there will be a big earthquake. If it is low, there will be a small earthquake.
    From Louise.

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  8. nicsto15
    August 26, 2015 at 3:12 pm (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    Did you know that cyclones turn clockwise. In the eye of a cyclone it is calm. Wind speeds are used to measure cyclone.

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  9. benmcb15
    August 26, 2015 at 3:12 pm (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    Did you know that a tsunami is caused by three different natural disasters including Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and landslides. They all make the sea rumble and that causes a tsunami.
    From Ben M

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  10. Lauren
    August 26, 2015 at 3:13 pm (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    Did you know that 90% of the world’s volcanoes are located in the Ring of Fire. There are 452 volcanoes located in the Ring of Fire.

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  11. Alexie
    August 26, 2015 at 3:13 pm (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    Did you know that there are 3 types of tectonic plates? Convergent plates, transform plates and divergent plates. I have learnt a lot about this and I really enjoyed looking at the tectonic plates.
    From Alexie

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  12. Theo
    August 26, 2015 at 3:13 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi Miss.May,
    Did you know that a small earthquake might trigger a small tsunami. Tunamis cause massive amounts of damage and the Indian Ocean tsunami was 9.0, in 2004. Wow that’s massive.
    From Theodora

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  13. deatro15
    August 26, 2015 at 3:13 pm (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    Did you know that tsunamis can go as fast as a jet.
    Did you know that that is 970kph.
    Did you know the 2004 tsunami killed nearly 300000 people.
    From Deakin

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  14. elojon15
    August 26, 2015 at 3:14 pm (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    Did you know… That tsunamis can reach 3 metres tall. When a tsunami hits the land they can either flood or crash onto the land. Tsunamis and earthquakes are related, they are related because when there is a small earthquake that causes a small tsunami and when there is a big earthquake that causes a big tsunami.
    By Eloise.

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  15. wilmcf15
    August 26, 2015 at 3:14 pm (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    Did you know that cyclones spin clockwise, the difference between cyclones and tornadoes are cyclones form on water. In different countries they are called different things such as typhoons, hurricanes and cyclones.
    From Will.M

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  16. elltea15
    August 26, 2015 at 3:14 pm (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    Did You Know…
    Tsunamis can reach over 3 metres tall. They also can be caused by earthquakes, volcanoes and landslides. Tsunamis and tidle waves are two completely different things.
    From Ella.

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  17. alecol15
    August 26, 2015 at 3:14 pm (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    Did you know that tidal waves and tsunamis are two completely different natural disasters? Tsunamis have nothing to do with tides. People often confuse the two because they both occur in the ocean.
    From Aleecia

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  18. Kevin
    August 26, 2015 at 3:15 pm (2 years ago)

    To Miss May,
    Did you know that the Ring Of Fire is a really big plate. The Ring Of Fire has more than 90% of the worlds volcanoes. It has around about 452 volcanoes in the Ring Of Fire.

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  19. haybri15
    August 26, 2015 at 3:15 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi miss may,
    Did you know that tsunami start with T. A tsunami is a giant wall of water that throws people and things around like toys. Tsunamis are caused by volcanos, landslides and earthquakes.
    From Hayden

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  20. marboz15
    August 26, 2015 at 3:16 pm (2 years ago)

    Did you know the tectonic. Plats rumble which can make a
    Earthquake. The hottest part of the volcano is magma
    Did you know volcanos can make ash

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  21. edegra15
    August 26, 2015 at 3:17 pm (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    Did you know that there are three different types of volcanoes. One of the three volcanoes is a composite volcano, another one is a shield volcano and the last volcano is the cinder cone volcano. 90% of the worlds volcanos are around the Ring Of Fire.

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  22. Caitlyn
    August 26, 2015 at 3:18 pm (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    Did you know……
    A tsunami starts by the tectonic plates start to move into a convergent way, which is where one plate goes on top of the other plate and the Other goes under. Also a tsunami can travel at the speeds of a jet plane, which is 970km of speed. Tsunamis can travel up to 1600km before it goes dies down!

    From Caitlyn

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  23. Miss May
    August 26, 2015 at 3:18 pm (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    Did you know that tsunamis can reach the speed of 900km that is a speed of a jet plane. Tsunamis can also reach a height of 30m that is the height of a small building. The depth of a tsunami in deep water is 16,000.

    from Will

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  24. consta15
    August 26, 2015 at 3:20 pm (2 years ago)

    Dear miss may,
    Did you know that there are three types of volcanoes: shield, composite and cinder cone.
    did you know that tsunami happens when one tectonic plate goes under the other or by a violent desterbance in the earth.
    Did you know that tornadoes can be created in a storm.
    From Connor.

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  25. liadia15
    August 26, 2015 at 3:21 pm (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May
    Did you know there are three types of tectonic plates. The three types are divergent convergent and transform. The transform go together and go the opersite way divergent move away and convergent go on top of each other.
    From Liam D

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  26. Ben H
    August 26, 2015 at 3:24 pm (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    Did you know they are three types of techtonic plates divergent which they go on top of each other convergent which move away from each other transport which slide against each other. Techtonic plates can cause natural disasters such as earthquake’s,tsunamis and volcanoes.
    From Ben H

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  27. jacbar15
    August 30, 2015 at 6:09 pm (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    Did you know that Tsunamis are caused by Volcanoes, Landslides and earthquakes. Tsunamis can travel up to 970km/h each is faster than a jet plane. They are one of the most dangerous natural disasters ever.
    From Jack

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