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Australia’s Tropical North

Student activities

Task no. 1

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Australia’s Tropical North - Engagement and questioning

Use Google Earth or an atlas to locate the Barron River. Students compare the Barron River area to where they live.

Formulate inquiry questions. For example:

  • How are climates similar and different in different places? 
  • How does location of different places affect the climate?
  • What is the relationship between weather and climate? 
Mouth of the Barron River, northern Queensland, 1881, drawing by J.E Tenison-Woods, ca. 1879, 1881, 1884, 1886, 1889
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