Natural Disasters Teacher Resources
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Natural Disasters and the Five Themes of Geography
Have your class do research on natural disasters and create a presentation using this resource. In completing this activity, learners apply the five geography themes to their research. They write a paper describing their results. It's a great way to provide a cross-curricular approach.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 45 Views 177 Downloads
Students create an expressive painting documenting their experience of a storm. They create a slide show presentation comparing and contrasting the impact and the response to a natural disaster in the 19th century with the impact and the response to a natural disaster that has happened in their lifetime.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 10 Downloads
Learners jointly construct an explanation of a natural disaster. They identify features of environments that affect communities and investigate use of technology to protect against natural disasters. They design posters to support aid to communities suffering from a natural disaster.
5th - 6th Science 13 Views 65 Downloads
Modeling Natural Disaster with Mathematical Functions
Ninth graders investigate the functional relationship of different environmental phenomena. In this math lesson, 9th graders create models of various natural disasters. They use logarithmic and exponential functions to interpret population growth.
9th Math 7 Views 47 Downloads
Does Global Warming Increase the Intensity of Atmospheric Natural Disasters?
Students study global warming by communicating the problem, process and solutions. In this global lesson plan students use graphs, research and write a critical stance on natural disasters.
6th - 12th Science 17 Views 110 Downloads
Students complete a research project on natural disasters. In this research lesson, students brainstorm types of natural disasters. Students divide into groups and pick one natural disaster to research. Students share their findings with the class.
4th - 5th Science 3 Views 57 Downloads
Young scholars read the book "Tsunami!" and discuss natural disasters and how they can prepare. This lesson is much more than a study of tsunamis. The lesson is chock-full of ways to study the Japanese culture across the curriculum. There are many excellent links embedded in the plan that will lead to some nice extensions to the lesson.
4th - 8th Science 4 Views 44 Downloads
Natural Disasters Unit
A 10-week unit plan about natural disasters has some strong structural ideas, and rubrics for several assessments are attached, but the procedural details are sparse. The unit covers volcano, tsunami, earthquake, and cyclone disasters. Culmination is an information report, with poster, oral response, and narrative assignments.
5th - 6th Science 20 Views 36 Downloads
Natural Disasters Make the Newsletter!
Students research natural disasters and then create a newsletter that tells a fictional account of a natural disaster. They include information on the preparations needed in the event of the disaster and how to survive it.
5th - 8th Science 6 Views 136 Downloads
Natural Disasters: Unit Overview
Here is the unit overview of a fifth and sixth grade science unit on natural disasters. Links to unit components are included. A list of objectives is also featured. All links are functional except those to the worksheets, so you may want to create your own.
5th - 6th Science 12 Views 23 Downloads
What Do We Do? Natural Disasters in the United States
Students research various forms of natural disasters that occur in the United States. In this natural disasters lesson, students research using Internet resources and create a PowerPoint presentation for images of natural disasters. Students list the resources on a bibliography slide in the presentation and cite the information.
7th - 8th Science 5 Views 29 Downloads
Students read and discuss the article "Succession" by Bill Freedman. They create a labeled sketch of each type of ecological succession from its beginning to its climax community. Students create an article about a natural disaster as if writing for the area's local newspaper.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 15 Downloads
Mapping Natural Disasters
Students use Cartesian coordinates to plot current natural disasters. They relate location of natural disasters to their specific major project countries. Students tie in geometry within this lesson as connected to spatial relationships and systems.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Preparing for Extreme Natural Events
After a discussion about natural disasters, move on to talk about how to be prepared for such events. Introduce small groups to the FEMA website and get them reading about how to be safe during the types of occurrences in your area. Each group then takes one of the safety tips and generates a poster to display on campus.
2nd - 6th Science 32 Views 25 Downloads