Everything you Need to Know About: Weather
10 March 2022
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Summary

The past summer many Australian communities have experienced the devastation of natural weather patterns morphing into disasters.

What causes these events and what is the science that sustains them? How can technology play a part in preparing us for more unprecedented weather events? And why does the weather seem so wild lately?

Join us online and hear all about the weather, and anything you don’t find out, you can ask the experts. Live from the studio, ABC’s Tegan Taylor will be joined by storm chaser Justin Noonan and Channel 7’s meteorologist Tony Auden as they share their knowledge.

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Justin Noonan

Justin Noonan

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Justin Noonan

Justin grew up in south east Queensland where spring thunderstorms commonly occur and his storm chasing career began in 2001 at just 17 years old. Justin lived his lifelong dream...

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Tony Auden

Tony Auden

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Tony Auden

Tony Auden presents the weather for 7NEWS in Queensland. He’s been fascinated with weather since he was a kid. Tony worked at the Bureau of Meteorology as a forecaster, specialising...

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Tegan Taylor

Tegan Taylor

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Tegan Taylor

Tegan Taylor is a health and science reporter for the ABC and co-host of the ABC’s multi-award-winning Coronacast. She also co-hosts ABC Radio National’s Health Report and hosts the live...

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SUPPORTING LEARNING RESOURCES

Spotlight On Survival: Animal Communities in an Arid Environment

Learn about animal survival in Arid Queensland, where ecosystems are subjected to extremes in temperature and the availability of water. Recognise the effects of Boom and Bust patterns on the ecology and consider other challenges such as the impact of feral species or human activity.

Contains curriculum links to:
Year 6
Biology, Geography 

Plate Tectonics 2: Plate Tectonics and Australia

Australia has moved over time, and is still moving! Work as a scientist to predict how the movement of the Australian plate would have influenced flora and fauna, and calculate the current movement of Australia as we drift north.

Contains curriculum links to:
Years 6, 9 
Earth Space

Modelling the Seasons

In this inquiry-based activity, students use a globe and a heat lamp to investigate how the tilt of the Earth’s axis causes the seasons.

Contains curriculum links to:
Years 5, 7 
Earth Space

Cost

Free, non-ticketed

Age Recommendation

Suitable for 15+ years

Session Times

Everything You Need To Know About: Weather

10 March 2022

60 mins 8:00pm

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