With this resource, children will learn about Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai – an island that emerged from the sea just five years ago, and which scientists have now discovered is teeming with life.
How did this island suddenly get there, and where did the animals come from?
This PDF resource includes a news story about Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai, and how volcanic islands form, as well as accompanying activity ideas:
- Hold a debate on whether humans should just leave this new island alone, rather than studying and researching everything
- Write an article on how to make a volcanic island
- Write a humorous poem about it
- Investigate how you think barn owls, who mainly eat small rodents such as mice, established themselves on this island before the first humans visited it
Find the entire series of Topical Tuesday resources to download here.
What is The Week Junior?
The Week Junior magazine looks at current affairs and helps children make sense of the world, provides context and clarity to complex issues, improves general knowledge and encourages discussion and debate.
To find out more about The Week Junior and to download its free resources, please go to schools.theweekjunior.co.uk.