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our world in motion: theme 2012

Our world is constantly in motion, from the groun beneath our feet to the clouds above our heads - everything around us moves.

Communication: theme 2011

From mobile phones to satellite technology to how animals communicate in the wild, communication is all around.

What on Earth is going on: theme 2010

Take on the role of weather scientists, engineers, farmers and botanists and undertake investigations on Earth's amazing properties.

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The Met Office are reporting a worrying situation and they need your help...

At 08:57 this morning, the dormant volcano Fitzroy's Peak started erupting volcanic ash into the atmosphere, threatening the inhabitants of Green Island.

Emergency responders are on hand to co-ordinate the evacuation efforts, but they need your forecasting skills to tell them where the Volcanic Ash Cloud will go. eVACuate! is a game brought to you by the Met Office to celebrate National Science & Engineering Week. Can you use the power of maths, meteorology and your mind to keep the citizens of Green Island out of danger?

Of course, we'll give you as much help as we can along the way, so visit the Met Office learning pages to download the resources you will need before you start.