Semester One: 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

Course Costs

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!