5th-Graders Kick off The Impact of Natural Disasters Learning Expedition

How do natural disasters affect the people and places that experience them? How can we prepare for a natural disaster?

Our 5th-grade students have kicked off their Natural Disasters Learning Expedition. TEA Parent Rick Chapman recently had the pleasure of being a crew leader for a couple of hours this past week, harnessing their energy to create theatrical sinkhole rescues, avalanches, and flash flood scenarios as a part of their study.

The crew brainstormed and came up with creative ways of playing out natural disasters without actually causing themselves any harm. Check out a few videos Rick put together of the crew digging out “sinkhole cross sections” in the snowbanks and setting up for Lego mini-figure avalanche scenes. The crew had fun, while at the same time we talked about how these disasters can occur by way of natural geological activity and weather.

Watch these videos to see some of the education, adventure and hilarity! You will surely be entertained.

Sinkhole Rescue Video #1

SINKHOLE RESCUE #1 from Rick Chapman Photography on Vimeo.

Sinkhole Rescue Video #2:

SINKHOLE RESCUE #2 from Rick Chapman Photography on Vimeo.

The Avalanches Video

 

THE AVALANCHES from Rick Chapman Photography on Vimeo.

The Flash Flood Video

 

THE FLASH FLOOD from Rick Chapman Photography on Vimeo.