Impact of the Brisbane Floods and Visible Thinking

Lesson 3

Prior to watching the video, spend time as a class viewing the before and after images of the Queensland floods of 2010-11. Images can be found here.

As they view the images, students are to use the think, puzzle, explore thinking routine to create a concept map of the topic.


Show the Catalyst Video on Moreton Bay and the effects of the Brisbane River Floods entitled Coastal Flood Impact which can be accessed here.

Even though this video focuses on human impacts, it gives a good introduction to Moreton Bay. It provides students with a visual reference, introduces them to new terminology (such as sediment, catchment and ecosystem), and presents human impacts. As they watch the video, students should answer the questions that can be downloaded as a PDF document here.