Researching and Presenting Data/Assessment overview/Brief

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Assessment Brief

The scenario

You are a freelance designer of computer presentations and have been approached by the Natural History Museum to create a simple presentation on the subject of Volcanoes.

The presentation will be viewed by visitors to the museum on terminals set up for this purpose and should be simple, eye-catching and easy to navigate. You must add special effects for moving from one slide to the next.

When the presentation is complete, you must present it to the Head of Department for approval. You will need to present it in the form of a video.

You have seven days from today's date to complete and deliver the presentation.

You will complete the project in three stages:

Part 1
Design the presentation.
Part 2
Create the presentation.
Part 3
Present the presentation.

Presentation specifications

  • You need to create at least 9 slides:
    • A title slide
    • A contents page
    • At least two slides for each of these volcanoes: Krakatau, Kilauea, and Ruapehu
    • A reference slide at the end of the presentation which correctly attributes all the graphics used
  • Use the text below as the basis for your presentation - use bullet points for emphasis:
    • Krakatau – Indonesia. Krakatau (Krakatoa) volcano was located on the island of Rakata, 40 km off the west coast of Java. In 1883 an eruption, and the collapse of the caldera produced one of the largest explosions on Earth and destroyed much of Rakata island. It was the most violent volcanic eruption recorded in world history and left more than 30,000 dead. Volcanic ash and debris reached as far west as Madagascar. The explosion was even heard in Australia, thousands of kilometers away from the site.
    • Kilauea – Hawaii. Kilauea is the youngest of the subaerial volcanoes on the Island of Hawaii and is one of the most active volcanoes on Earth. Kilauea is said to be the home to Pele, the volcano goddess of ancient Hawaiian legends. The current eruption of Kilauea started in January 1983 and as of January 2000 had added 205 hectares of new land to Kilauea's southern shore.
    • Ruapehu – New Zealand. Ruapehu is one of New Zealand's most active volcanoes. It is a complex stratovolcano constructed during at least 4 cone-building episodes dating back to about 200,000 years ago. In historical times the earliest report of eruptive activity was in 1861 when a lahar was sighted in the Whangaehu River.

You will need to search for photos or other images from: - remember to record the author and address for each image you use as these will need to be included in your reference slide.

Assessment overview