People flee as Hawaii’s erupting volcano destroys homes and sends lava, toxic gas into the air

This articall is about the volcano that is frequently erupting on Hawaii.

The link is HERE





The volcano Kilauea in Hawaii has already destroyed 26 homes and flooded streets with toxic gasses and lava destroying cars and roads alike.

The earthquakes have also been causing the sea levels to rise, but thankfully no tsunamis have been caused yet. Experts say the earthquakes could keep happening for months in the future.

Where some homes where completely evacuated because of the eruption, other homes were stripped of their valuables and medications.

Why did the volcano happen so suddenly?

you can find out on a volcanology site

When did this start to happen?

“It has been erupting constantly for 35 years”


I think we should have emergency lava shelters built to withstand the heat of 999999 Celsius.


100wc (prompt below)

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Longing purrs call a young boy traveller into a compressed patch of grass hidden by the prickle bushes.

He had lost track of time and takes his mind off the cubs.  The safari bus is leaving him alone amongst the wild animals of the African Savanah in a shroud of dust.

The sun goes down and silence fill the air, the boy gets cold and the cubs begin to whining, waiting for their mother to come back with dinner.  The boy snuggles up with the cubs to keep warm until a spotlight of the night zoo keeper shines on him.

Kids news Extreme weather sees residents battling a cyclone in Darwin and bushfires in NSW and Victoria







  1. On the weekend of the 17th and 18th of March, Darwin, Tarthra (NSW) and Victoria experienced extreme weather conditions. The government and local communities came together to support the people who had experienced sudden devastation and found themselves without homes and power.


  1. Of all the affected states, Darwin faced the worst weather from Tropical Cyclone Marcus. 23,000 properties lost power and business and schools closed down into the next week.


  1. Bushfires spread throughout Tarthra (NSW) and the south-eastern inland communities of Cobden, Timboon and Simpson in Victoria caused by lightning strikes. In Tarthra 70 homes were destroyed from fires. The Victorian communities suffered loss of power to 20,000 homes and the lives of farmers’ cattle.


  1. Were there any severe injuries or loss of lives? (in the text)
  2. Where in Victoria is the Town of Cobden. (think and search)




  1. Even though I have never directly been affected by a bush fire, I have been in a country town which on many occasions has the Elvis helicopter come down to the river where we were swimming to fill up on water to spray on fires in our area.  I wonder where the fires are and how close they are.  I often smell and see the smoke from the fires, this makes me feel a little anxious not knowing what would happen if the fires spread closer to our holiday house.



100wc …’when did it arrive?’ I said

I groan.  “When is my package going to come!”  The Jefferson Post was really beginning to bother me.  I kicked the bush next to my mailbox in frustration.  I was in despair, this tie really need to arrive in time for my job interview.  I needed it to make a good impression.

I paced the pavement, my body perspiring from the anxiety.  I had five minutes.  I wanted to know when it was going to come and where the postman was.

I left.

Still jobless, I arrive home to see mum holding my tie.  “When did it arrive?” I said.


Btn Ring of Fire


Btn ring of FIRE
This BTN is about about tsunamis, earth quakes and it tells you about the ring of FIRE

The ring of fire is a place were most of the tectonic plates meet

The ring of fire is were the most powerful earth quakes and tsunamis happen
The ring of fire is home to ¾ of the world’s volcanoes
Why does the earth have tectonic plates?
Where was the biggest earth quake?

The biggest earth quake happened in Valdivia, Chile on 22nd of May 1960, with a magnitude of 9.5.

I found this information on the Australian geographic website.

Here is some interesting information about the earth quake also by the Australian geographic website.

 ‘This earthquake killed 1655 people, injured 3000 and displaced two million. It caused US$550 million damage in Chile, while the tsunami that it spawned caused deaths and damage as far away as Hawaii, Japan and the Philippines. The ‘rupture zone’ of the quake was more than 1000 km long. Two days after the initial quake, the nearby volcano Puyehue erupted, sending ash and steam up to 6 km into the atmosphere over a period of several weeks.’



I have been inside the crater of a dead volcano in Warrnambool in Victoria.

Volcano ash creates the best fertiliser so the crater was plant infested.




It was dusk and the mist had set in and only the tops of the tombstones were visible in the graveyard.  Suddenly I saw a dark shadow slowly limping towards me.

A chill went down my spine.  I spoke cautiously, “As the grounds keeper it’s my job keep trespassers off the grave yard so, so… you need to leave”.

A few seconds passed, there was no reply, then an awful grown filled the air…

I ran frantically without looking behind me towards the gates.

Relief.  I saw the crimson shine of break lights.  The gates were closed.  I shouted “Why?” and I was dragged to my grave. 

BTN viking myths

link is >here< for the BTN story

summary red

questions blue

insight green

This article was about an exhibition displaying Viking artefacts and information, to help dispel the myths about them.

(1) Viking actually means pirate raider. It was a job.  They were mostly highly skilled sailors and tradesman from Norway.  Vikings made jewellery, art, clothing to trade.

(2) Vikings originated from Norway and spent most of their time in villages and on the sea. They were ancient explorers that lived around 700 -1100AD.  They were also one of the first sailors to navigate the seas.

(3) Vikings were very hygienic. They always carried combs for their hair and used bleach to get rid of head lice.  They also had tiny spoons to clear out their ear wax.  They were very neat.

How did they get the engineering skills to make ships?

Did the Vikings think the world was flat?

Vikings were such good explorers because they were the one of the first people to take to the seas and navigate them.

100 WC …Although they ran quickly, they were still not making enough progress…


“Welcome to shooting season. ” 

The hunters were lined up ready to start the hunt.  The aim was to track down the biggest deer.  It was early in the morning around 2 am. The hunters were feeling cold and had butterflies in their stomach.

                                   “Let the shooting season… BEGIN!” 

 Then a gun shot fired and the marshy forest floor felt like it was vibrating, you could even see small ripples in the puddles. 

The hunters were thinking about the deer. Although they ran quickly, they were still not making enough progress.       

                                                        The link is ➡here⬅ for the 100wc.

BTN History of voting


History of Voting
This article was about the history of voting in Australia

In 1843 women weren’t allowed to vote because most men thought they were not smart enough  and too emotional. Back then some women were suffragettes which means they wrote articles, protested, wrote partitions and had the possibility to be arrested .


Australia was the first country in the world to give women the right to vote and be elected to federal parliament.


Indigenous Australians weren’t included in voting until 1949 but only if they had served in the army.

Why weren’t aboriginal people aloud to vote? 

more information on this website called Electoral millstones for aboriginals go here to find out official website.

Why didn’t they let women vote?
 Not everyone was allowed to vote in the beginning.