This is the fourth part of a series of my termly plans from now until Easter (April 2014). The first three parts are:
Ball #4: Science, Nature Study, and Geography
Before we took two weeks off from our normal schedule to celebrate Chinese New Year, we had spent some time studying the erratic weather in the UK this winter. It appears that the flood is not letting up at all, so we shall resume our weather study next week.
Since we have studied about the rain (through the water cycle), which is the most obvious cause of the flood, the next topics to follow on from that will to be:
- wind (hurricane, tornado)
Our decision to study the weather is borne out of its immediate relevance to the current state of our environment. Not only does studying the weather allow us to understand better the environmental crisis that is unfolding around us, the issues involve spans across multiple subject areas such as nature study, earth science, and geography, thus enables us to better appreciate the importance of looking at things from an interdisciplinary perspective.