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Natural Disasters – Teacher Resources

Our teaching resources for natural disasters include printables, activities, and references on hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis. Teach your students the science behind these geological and meteorological events with the diverse resources below. You'll find projects, fact sheets, lessons, and more to keep your students engaged year-round! Discuss disaster plans and safety tips with your students to prepare them for emergencies and keep them safe during severe weather.

Whiteboard Compatible Mini-Lessons

Exploding Mountains Mini-Lesson
Hot Rocks Mini-Lesson
The Restless Air Mini-Lesson
More Mini-Lessons


Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Science Reading Warm-Up: Earthquakes
Science Reading Warm-Up: Volcanoes
Survival Kits
Plate Tectonics Test
Science Reading Warm-Up: Hurricanes
More Natural Disaster Printables

Lesson Plans

Comparing Martian Dust Storms to Earth's Cyclones
Build Your Own Volcano


Volcanoes and Earthquakes Quiz
Extreme Weather Quiz


Global Warming: So, What's the Big Deal?
The Great White Hurricane
Weather Terms
Beaufort Wind Scale
Retired Hurricane Names
Winter Weather Across America
Hurricane Resource: Storm Surge
More Natural Disaster References

Resources on Floods

River Erosion
Extreme Weather Disasters Quiz
What Is a Tsunami?
Hurricane Basics
Flooding Safety

Tsunami Resources

Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Reading Warm-Up
Fact Sheet: Tsunamis
Tsunami: How Big Can a Wave Get?
Tsunami! Discussion Guide
The Day the World Exploded Teacher's Guide
More Tsunami Resources

Tornado Resources

Investigate Activity: Making a Model Tornado
Science, Technology, and Society: I'll Huff and I'll Puff
What Causes Severe Storms?
Tornadoes and Hurricanes
A Windy Day

Digital Books

Eyewitness: Natural Disasters
Eyewitness: Hurricane & Tornado
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Earth Science

Language Arts Activities on Natural Disasters

Hurricane Katrina Reading Warm-Up
Earth Processes: Family Activity
Key Term Review: Earth's Changing Landscape
New Orleans, La.
Hurricane Song Discussion Guide
Famous Survivors
Readers Companion for Saint Louis Armstrong Beach
More Language Arts Activities on Natural Disasters

Hurricane Resources

Storm Trackers
How Hurricanes Are Named
Hurricane History
Hurricane Resource: High Winds
Tracking a Hurricane
Cyclones Throughout History
Activity: Storm Warning Flags
More Hurricane Resources

Resources on Volcanoes

Parts of a Volcano Labeling Worksheet
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Earth Science
A Volcano Wordsearch
Thick and Thin Lava
Science and Writing: The Tale of the Sleeping Giant
Science and Social Studies: Mountains of Fire
More Resources on Volcanoes

Earthquake Resources

Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
Science and Technology: Earthquake!
Earthquake Waves
Science Test: Earth's Changing Landscape
How Do Earthquakes Cause Damage?
More Earthquake Resources

More Related Topics

Tsunami Resources
Hurricane Katrina
Helping Students Deal with Crises
Weather Resources for Teachers
Environmental Science Teacher Resources
Oceans – Teacher Resources
Safety Resources for Teachers

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