Shake, Rattle & Roll

(Physical Geography)

Course Outline

You will discover the natural science of our planet through:

Inquiry into the formation of volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis.

Field trips to explore the North Islands volcanic fields.

Possible Field Trips - Taupo Volcanic Arc (Tongariro National Park) and/or Auckland Volcanic Fields. A letter and any cost associated with these trips will be sent home for parental/guardian approval to attend.

EOTC Field Trips

The purpose of learning beyond the classroom is to discover and experience how natural processes operate in a coastal environment through field investigations and guest speakers.

Field trips in Semester 1 (Term 1 and Term 2):

Field Trip 1 (Term 1) - Auckland Museum - Earthquake Exhibition - TBC.

Field Trip 2 (Term 2) - Fluvial Processes Operating in a Local Stream Environment. This field trip is a fantastic additional opportunity to support the learning of geographic concepts and skills in an authentic environment.

Cost: (estimate only) $50 per student. This cost includes ALL transportation. Please note that the cost is subject to class numbers and not compulsory.


Field trips in Semester 2 (Term 3 and Term 4):

Field Trip 1 (Term 3) - Auckland CBD and Museum - Volcano and Earthquake Exhibition - TBC.

Field Trip 2 (Term 4) - Coastal Processes which operate within a Local Beach Environment. This field trip is a fantastic additional opportunity to support the learning of geographic concepts and skills in an authentic environment.

Cost: (estimate only) $50 per student. This cost includes ALL transportation. Please note that the cost is subject to class numbers and not compulsory.

Further details of all Field Trips 2022 will be discussed in Class, and information will be provided for parents/guardians in due course.

Did you know that the black iron ore sand found on Auckland's West Coast beaches originates from the North Islands Central Plateau - e.g Mt Tongariro, Mt Ruapehu. From here sediment is transported via rivers into the Tasman Sea from here ocean currents transport these sands northwards - nature is so cool!