Thursday, 24 January 2019

Where in the World?

Where in the World are countries actually located!? Year 4 students found out just that in Geography last week. They have learned the continents of the world and where rainforests grow. We identified that the equator runs around the centre of the earth, and that this influences different climate zones.

This week students learned about the tropics and why they are ideal conditions for rainforests.

"I noticed that they are all kind of in a line near the middle of the earth" - Vinnie

"There are no rainforests in Europe or Antarctica" - Roxy

"It's hot in the middle so Rainforests must be a warm place" - Joe

Students then used their resourcefulness and reciprocity skills to investigate the locations of numerous countries on the globe. They had to find the country, and then identify what hemisphere it was in, what continent it belonged to, and whether it was located in the tropics or not. Year 4 students are now pro's at using a map!

"I've learned about the Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn - they're each side of the equator" Leo

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