Issue of the Week 11 / 2023

Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai

Pānui Read, interpret and discuss the information about the eruption of Tonga’s underwater volcano in 2022 .


SKU: WK11-2023-1 Category:


Explore connections to your own life and experiences, while reading about the Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha’apai eruption.


  • Activity one: Read, interpret and discuss the information about the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption which emitted the biggest atmospheric explosion recorded on Earth in more than 100 years.
  • Activity two: Interesting terms treasure hunt. Select some science terms, then learn more about these terms by completing boxes like the model example given.
  • Activity three: Watch the clips about volcanoes and tsunamis, then interpret the representations. Write down 3 questions you have about what you have read/seen/talked about today, then select one question to write a report on. Use our science writing guidelines to help you.
  • Activity four: Read over your own writing to assess the quality of your work and improve it where you can.
  • Additional activites: More to read and watch.


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