Research Report and Ebook

Part A – Research Report 10%

 

Write a report on your allocated natural disaster type answering the following questions.

 

  1. Define the terms Natural Hazard and Natural Disaster and differentiate between the two (approximately 250 words).

 

  1. Explain in detail the causes of your assigned natural disaster (approximately 250 words).

This report requires in-text referencing, a reference list and to be written in report format. It must be between 500-600 words.

 

 

Part B – eBook 15%

 

Create an eBook on your allocated natural disaster and choose an Australian case study. The eBook needs to have a minimum of 500 words. You must use the following website to create this eBook https://bookcreator.com/

 

The eBook must address the following questions in relation to your natural disaster case study.

 

  1. Location of the event and the dates when it occurred.

 

  1. Impacts of the event. This includes social, environmental and economic impacts. For each impact you need to include two referenced images to demonstrate the impact.

 

Within this eBook you need to include the following features:

  • A video of yourself as a news presenter, warning citizens of the approaching disaster and explaining what they can do to stay safe. This needs to be approximately 2 minutes long and must include your face and voice. Remember to act the part of a news presenter.

 

  • It needs to be creative both in layout and design. You can include more videos, audio recordings and be creative with the background and images you choose to include.

 

Submission requirements

 

Research Report – This needs to be submitted in a word document or PDF to Study Smart before the due date.

 

eBook – Instructions on how to create and publish an eBook using https://bookcreator.com/ are on Study Smart. You need to follow the instruction on publication and submit this to Study Smart separately to the report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natural Hazard Allocations

You must do both your report and eBook on your assigned hazard below. Failure to do so will result in a zero grade.

 

Class Class Teacher Hazard Type
ASA3 Sigrid Tropical Cyclone
ASA1/4 Ben Tropical Cyclone
ASA2/4 Stephanie Tropical Cyclone
ASA1/5 Beatrice Tropical Cyclone
ASA2/5 Paul Tropical Cyclone
ASA3/5 Ben Tropical Cyclone
ASA1/6 Stephanie Bushfire
ASA2/6 Nathan Bushfire
ASA1/7 Paul Bushfire
ASA2/7 Mark/Nathan Bushfire
ASA3/7 Sigrid Bushfire
ASA8 Nathan Flood
ASA1/9 Stephanie Flood
ASA2/9 Nathan Flood
ASA1/10 Beatrice Flood
ASA2/10 Nathan Flood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marking Criteria 

Part A Hazards Research Report (10%)

  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Defines the term ‘natural hazard’ No attempt Basic Good Very Good        
Defines the term ‘natural disaster’ No attempt Basic Good Very Good        
Provides sufficient information to differentiate ‘hazard’ and

‘disaster’

No attempt Basic Good          
Explains in detail the causes of this type of natural disaster No attempt Weak Basic Develo ping Satisf actor

y

Good Very Good Excellent
Expected word limit (500-600 words) achieved No Yes            
Provides a correctly formatted reference list containing reliable English language references. No Yes

 

           
Uses appropriate Report format No Yes            
Correctly uses intext referencing (including from quality sources) No attempt Attempts

(some

errors)

Correct use          
Proficiency in

Academic Language, grammar, spelling and punctuation

Weak Basic Good          

 

 

Total            / 22

 

 

 

 

Part B eBook (15%)

eBook Content

 

  0 1 2 3 4
Location of the Event

 

No attempt Satisfactory      
Dates when it occurred

 

No attempt Satisfactory      
Social Impacts of the Event

 

No attempt Basic Satisfactory Good Excellent
Images for social impacts

 

None One image Two images    
Environmental Impacts  of the Event No attempt Basic Satisfactory Good Excellent
Images for environmental impacts None One image Two images    
Economic Impacts  of the Event No attempt Basic Satisfactory Good Excellent
Images for economic impacts

 

None One image Two images    
Proficiency in Academic language, grammar, spelling and punctuation Weak Basic Good    
Includes an appropriate reference list and intext references from reliable,

English language references.

No attempt Attempts (some

errors)

Correct use    

 

Total:                 /24

Video

 

  0 1 2
Maintains a good pace (2 minutes) No attempt Basic Satisfactory
Frequent eye contact. No attempt Basic Satisfactory
Clear, loud voice. No attempt Basic Satisfactory
Engaging content and presentation. No attempt Basic Satisfactory
Demonstrated good Role Play skills in “Acting the Part” No attempt Basic Satisfactory

 

Total:                 /10  eBook Layout and Design

 

  0 1 2
Creative Layout No attempt Basic Satisfactory
Creative Design No attempt Basic Satisfactory
Use of more videos and audio recordings No attempt Basic Satisfactory
Creative Background and Images No attempt Basic Satisfactory

 

Total:                 /8