Floods Teacher Resources
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Students examine the devastation floods may cause. For this current events lesson, students analyze a photograph of a flood scene to determine what was taking place when the photograph was taken. Students respond to the provided discussion questions about floods.
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book The Birthday Flood. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
Young scholars watch a video prior to developing a family emergency preparedness plan and kit. They decide with their families what local media sources they would use to get information during an emergency situation.
Junior geologists, hydrologists, or meteorologists simulate what happens during the flooding of a river and demonstrate factors that contribute to flash flooding. This outstanding resource provides a vocabulary list, online resources, laboratory activities, and practical applications. Earth Science classes can focus on the deposition of sediments from flooding, or they can explore the weather-related causes of flooding.
Learners explore the concept of flooding. For this flood lesson, students explore the force and motion that trigger flash floods and review precautions they should take in the wake of flash floods. Learners replicate flash flooding on a small scale and take an Internet quiz regarding floods.
Students complete various activities after reading about flooding in Pakistan. In this lesson on humanitarian efforts, students read about flooding that occurred in Pakistan, discuss what they have read, and synthesize the information through grade level appropriate activities.
Students fill out worksheets that teach them how to prepare for emergency situations and how to enable animal safety in emergency situations. In this emergency lesson plan, students talk about different kinds of emergencies and how they can prepare for them.
Students explore natural disasters by reading stories about volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes. They explore safe behaviors in order to understand what to expect in a catastrophe. Students practice safe evacuation procedures and share that information with younger students.
Students examine the different causes of floods while identifying areas that are at risk. They study how to prepare for potential flooding in areas at risk. They explain ways in which FEMA helps flood victims.
Students examine emergency response systems. For this Hurricane Katrina lesson, students determine how government and emergency aid providers dealt with the aftermath of the hurricane. Students consider personal stories and actual events as they share ideas for responding to disaster.
Young scholars research severe weather history in their hometowns, interview local meteorologist to find out their suggestions for disaster preparedness, inquire as to local school district's emergency plan, and create poster or Public Service Announcement to inform community of ways to stay safe during flood or tornado season.
Students conduct an experiment. In this emergency response instructional activity, students watch videos about hurricanes and discuss the difference between natural disasters and man-made disasters. Students perform a hurricane demonstration and discuss emergencies and evacuations. Students discuss how they can be prepared for such events.
Pupils identify ways to handle pet emergencies. In this animal welfare lesson plan, students create a list of top ten pet emergency planning tips and checklist. Pupils construct an "Pet Emergency Kit."
Students examine emergency planning strategies. In this emergency preparation lesson, students discuss how relief aids communities that experience disasters. Students then create a community mural, take it apart, and piece it back together.
Students discuss safety procedures of how to be prepared in an earthquake, discuss plate boundaries, and complete a worksheet. In this earthquake lesson plan, students also make an emergency kit.
Learners complete a variety of activities as they explore the Canadian Red Cross emergency preparedness program for youth, ages 12-13.
Young scholars create a disaster-drill guide. They map out an escape route. They brainstorm list of emergencies.
Students examine media language for dangerous storms stressing; preparation, evacuation, and emergency assistance, and problem-solving techniques for emergency situations.
Students discover general rules and procedures for giving first aid. In this first aid lesson, students identify three cases in which first aid must be given immediately, illustrate ways to stop bleeding, and demonstrate the proper method of giving artificial respiration.
Pupils identify different types of weather emergencies that may happen during the seasons. They list the steps involved when taking cover and fleeing dangerous weather patters. A comprehensive list of service agencies that can assist during weather emergencies is compiled. This instructional activity is intended for students acquiring English.