Year 6 Natural Disasters Week!

Year 6 have been learning all about Natural Disasters this week. Have a watch of our News Broadcast which is based on the 2004 Asian Tsunami. I have only linked one of these but all of year 6 have worked hard this week and have shown they are interested in their topic work, well done everyone!

Challenge! Can you come up with a clear and concise definition of what a natural disaster is using your knowledge gained this week?

Also, can you research and find out some information about the kinds of natural disasters we didn’t have change to cover? For example: avalanches, landslides, volcanic eruptions or droughts?

Have a great half term everyone! Miss Sahin :)

32 thoughts on “Year 6 Natural Disasters Week!

  1. A natural disaster is a dangoures event like earthquakes,floods,landslides
    and Tsunami.Some of the times they come with out warnings wich can be very
    dangoures,natural disaster can kill or hurt us humans
    An earthquake can occur when it’s near the tectonic plates under neath the
    surface,when the two tectonic plates rub together a distsarter happen a earthquake.

  2. A natural disaster is a natural event that causes damage and people also die.
    An avalanche is a mass of snow, ice and rocks falling rapidly down a mountain side.
    A land slide is simular to an avalanche a land slide is a colapes of earth or rock from a mountain cliff.
    A drought is when a part of a country receives no rain and people can not grow crops and animals die because there is no grass and water left.
    A volcano eruption is when lava and gas is thrown up the sky.It could destroy the city around it and could make it hard for people to breath.

  3. A natural disaster is a event like flood , earthquake, hurricane or storm which can cause damage or can cause death. A Avalanche is a mass of snow ,ice and rock falling down a mountain. It has happened in France.

  4. A natural disaster is a disaster that comes from nature that causes death and injury. Some of them have warning and some of them do not have warning.

    Avalanches are massive movements of large snow down a slope that normally occur in mountainous regions.90% of avalanche deaths was the weight of the victim or someone in their group that triggered the avalanche. Slab avalanches are the most dangerous form of movement.An avalanche occurs when the forces from the previous instances become greater than the strength of the snowpack.

  5. A natural disaster is a very dangerous and it can
    destroy property subject as houses,buildings,cars
    and ships.

    Avalanches is a rapid flow of snow down a slopping
    surface.Avalanche are typically triggered.when
    the forces on the snow exceed its strength but
    sometimes only with gradually widening.😀

  6. A natural disaster is a major event which takes place around the world that causes badly injuries and that damages building and other things across the city.For example:a flood, a earthquake,a
    tsunami,hurricane and many more.
    Volcanic eruption
    A volcanic eruption happens when molten rock,ash and steam pour through an opening that allows air ,gas or liquid to pass though which is known as a vent into the earths crust .
    This is how a volcanic eruption is formed.

  7. A natural disaster is like a flood or an earthquake or also it can be an hurricane.An natural disaster destroys everything it also kills a lot lives.It destroys all the roads and bridges.Some people lose there relatives and children’s.

  8. A natural disaster is a terrible event which normal takes people’s lives.

    An avalanche is a natural thing which is mostly linked with snow.An avalanche is snow and ice fall of a mountain,more than 100 people die every year, it comes down with incredible power and speed.An avalanche is caused normally when snow is at the edge of the mountain until it can’t stay still then it falls.


  9. What is a natural disaster?
    A natural disaster is an event,which can damage property or can cause injury or death to living things.They can occur with or without warning.
    Tornadoes often known as twisters are one of natures most violent winds.Tornadoes often last for 10 minutes but on rare occasions they can last for more than an hour.Scientists still do not understand how or when tornadoes form.However they do know that super-cells can produce a tornado,if the conditions are right.
    How do they form?
    As warm moist air flows into a storm,it gets pushed up and twisted by upper level winds .As the rotating air gathers force conditions are right for a revolving cloud to form outside the cell.Then the tornado is fully formed.It can take years to fully construct the damage done to the affected areas.Each year these storms,kill more than 90 people in the U.S.
    Facts about tornadoes:
    *Meteorologists measure tornadoes on the Fujita scale.
    *There are three different types of tornadoes these are: landspout ,multiple vortex tornado and waterspout.
    *Extreme tornadoes can reach wind-speeds up to 300 mph[miles per hour].

  10. A natural disaster is a event the sometimes happen without warning and also damges property.

    An avalanche is when a group of snow that falls down a sloppy surface.It happens because,a chemical failure happens in the snow pack.Also names for avalanches are snowpack,snow slide,and snowslip

  11. A natural disaster is a natural event that made people lose there lives and made people go missing. The natural disasters caused a great damage to children family and also buildings. A example of a natural disaster is floods and hurricanes and it could be also be earthquakes.

  12. A natural disaster is a natural event that causes great damage or loss of life.

    A avalanche is a event of nature.It is linked to snow.when there is to much snow on a mountain,some of the the snow may fall,causing damage to things in its path.An avalanche occurs when a large mass of ice and snow breaks away from the side of a mountain and surges down the mountain with tremendous speed and force.
    Some avalanches are small and only a minimal amount of snow moves down the mountain. When this occurs it is called sloughing.
    Most avalanches are triggered by people skiing, snowboarding, hiking, or snowmobiling on top of the snow.
    Avalanches kill more than 150 people throughout the world every year.

    A volcanic eruption occurs when molten rock, ash and steam pour through a vent in the earth’s crust.
    Volcanoes are described as active, dormant not erupting at the present time, or extinct having ceased eruption no longer active. Some volcanoes explode. Others are slow-flowing fountains of lava, which is hot fluid rock.

    • A natural disaster is a disaster that happens naturally sometimes it comes with warning and sometimes it doesn’t.

      An avalanche is when a mass of snow, rocks or ice fall down a mountainside.

      A mountain or hill having a vapour which causes lava and rocks to spew out and these gassed have come from the earth’s crust.

      A landslide is when the earth or rocks fall down from a mountain or cliff.

      A drought is when rain fall is less which causes shortage of water and causes people to die.

  13. Avalanches: An avalanche is a group of snow, ice and rocks falling onto the side of a mountainside.
    Drought: A drought is a rainfalls of water creating a river a drought can kill lots of people.
    Landsides: A landside is rocks falling from a cliff or a mountain.
    Natural Disasters: A natural disaster is an event, which comes suddenly without warning.

  14. Natural disasters an example of a natural disaster is a tsunami. They are caused by the tectonic plates under the earth going on top of each other. This causes an underwater earthquake which rises the sea levels. A rush of water rapidly goes to shallow land the waves become slower but the height increases up to the height of a ten story building. It’s barrage of waves sweeps away buildings,boats and other things. Thousands of people are killed during a tsunami as most buildings are swept away which makes no high ground to get to. Avalanches are a slide of snow rushing down a mountain or a steep slope. During an avalanche 150 people are killed. In an avalanche there are 4 factors or mostly called triggers these trigger an avalanche they are steep slopes,snow covers and weak layers.

  15. An avalanche is able to obstruct anything in its path. Roads and railways can be blocked.

    Avalanche:A avalanche is a bunch of snow which can rush down a mountain.It can be caused by the wind of the direction and the piling snow which can overhang a mountain.

    Natural disaster : A natural disaster is a thing which can happen without warning.

  16. What is a Natural Disaster?
    A Natural Disaster is a Natural event which can cause tragedy to houses,properties and can cause a human impact for e.g poor people loosing their houses and living in studios.

    What is a CYCLONE:A Cyclone is a system of winds rotating anticlockwise and clockwise.Cyclones are one of the most devastating Natural Disasters.

    CYCLONES:Cyclones occur near major oceans across the world.Cyclone storms spin left to the northern hemisphere and right to the southern hemisphere.They are measured by the storms wind speed.1 cyclone is measured up to 80 to 100 miles per hour.The strongest cyclone is category 5 and can produce winds with speeds of more than 175 miles per hour.

    DROUGHTS:A Drought is when a long period of dry weather leads to a severe water shortage.Droughts are often caused by human activities to trigger droughts for e.g people cutting down trees for fuel.


  17. A natural disaster is a disaster which can happen without no warning.

    An avalanche is a huge amount of rapid snow rolling down a mountain or a cliff. An avalanche normally occurs when the snow becomes unstable. Avalanches kill more that 150 people worldwide each year. Avalanches can reach speed up to 80 miles per hour.
    Fun fact about Avalanche: one of the deadliest Avalanche happened more than 2,200 years ago.

    • Volcanic eruptions:
      Volcanoes are usually located where the tectonic plates meet. How liquid under the earth is called magma when magma comes out of a volcano then it is called lava.
      There were lots of vlocanic eruptions but one of the most famous ones where:
      Mount Krakatoa(1883) and another famous one was Mount St Helens(1980).

      Here a link to a video of a volcanic eruption:

  18. Volcanic eruption:
    The earths crust is made up of tectonic plates,between the
    earths crust the mantle is a substance called magma (lava).
    Magma is made up of rocks and gases.When the two
    tectonic plates collide,one of the plate slips upwards and the
    other plate is being pushed down and the magma squeezes
    up from between the plates.
    That’s how a volcano erupts.😊

  19. Natural disasters are natural events that can cause great loss of life.There are a lot of types of natural disasters like floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunami and volcanoes.

  20. A natural disaster is a thing which is big and can kill lots of people. Also there can be a warning and somethings there isn’t and it happens because of nature.

  21. A volcano is formed when inside Earth, between the iron core and the thin crust at the surface, there is a solid body of rock which is called a mantle .When rock from the mantle melts, moves to the surface through the crust, and releases pent-up gases causing volcanoes erupt.

  22. A natural disaster is a dangerous event that can strike at anytime. Sometimes it is not that dangerous. It sometimes gives a warning to people but some times it does not warn people, about the event that is going to strike.

    An avalanche is a mass of snow, ice, and rocks falling rapidly down a mountainside. It is also known as a snow slide. a Surface Avalanche that occurs when a layer of snow slides over another layer of snow. For example, when a layer of dry loose snow slides over a dense layer of wet snow. It is known as a landslide.

  23. A natural disaster is a natural event which comes sometimes without any warning. This causes damage to other peoples lives.

    Volcanic eruption
    A volcanic eruption are gases and hot lava from an opening in the Earth’s crust. The pressure from inside the volcano is the Earth’s forces, ashes, gas and molten rock.

    A avalanche is a movement of snow, ice and rock. The avalanche can happen suddenly with a breaking record of 124mph. It can be caused by snow melting quickly, snow freezing then freezing again, someone skiing and loud noises.

    A drought is the lack of rain for a long time. The droughts can kill a lot of people. It can ruin wildlife and plants.

  24. Over 2.6 billion people have been affected by natural disasters in the past decade.
    There have been over 3,400 floods worldwide since 1980.In 2010, Haiti suffered the deadliest earthquake in almost 500 years, killing over 316,000 people.
    More than 2,600 severe storms have occurred in the last 30 years.The cost of damage caused by disasters is 15 times higher than it was 50 years ago.
    The total cost of damage caused by natural disasters in the 1990s reached over $650 billion.On Dec. 26, 2004, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake—the largest earthquake in 40 years—occurred off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra.The earthquake triggered a tsunami in the Indian Ocean, the deadliest in world history. More than 226,000 died and twelve countries felt the devastation.
    Hardest hit were Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, and the Maldives. Millions were left homeless by the disaster.
    The largest earthquake to hit the U.S. was on March 28, 1964, when a 9.2 magnitude quake struck Prince William Sound in Alaska.
    Fifty volcanoes have erupted in the United States since recorded history, and the United States ranks third, behind Indonesia and Japan, in the number of historically active volcanoes.

    Most volcanoes exist at the boundaries of Earth’s crustal plates, such as the famous Ring of Fire that surrounds the Pacific Ocean plate.
    About 550 volcanoes have erupted on Earth’s surface since recorded history, about 60 are active each year.

    Far more have erupted unobserved on the ocean floor.
    Shield volcanoes, the third type of volcano, are built almost entirely of fluid lava flows. Flow after flow pours out in all directions from a central summit vent, or group of vents, building a broad, gently sloping cone of flat, domical shape, with a profile much like that of a warrior’s shield.
    Volcanic or lava domes are formed by relatively small, bulbous masses of lava too viscous to flow any great distance; consequently, on extrusion, the lava piles over and around its vent.
    Some of the Earth’s grandest mountains are composite volcanoes—sometimes called stratovolcanoes. They are typically steep-sided, symmetrical cones of large dimension built of alternating layers of lava flows, volcanic ash, cinders, blocks, and bombs and may rise as much as 8,000 feet above their bases.
    Some of the most conspicuous and beautiful mountains in the world are composite volcanoes, including Mount Fuji in Japan, Mount Cotopaxi in Ecuador, Mount Shasta in California, Mount Hood in Oregon, and Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier in Washington

  25. A natural disaster is a dangerous event,sometimes its not dangerous.There are many natural disasters such as flood,earthquake,tsunami,hurricanes and volcanic eruptions. The natural disasters cause great damage to life and family and buildings.

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