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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

Printables

Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Science Reading Warm-Up: Earthquakes
Survival Kits
Hurricanes
Science Reading Warm-Up: Volcanoes
Hurricane Katrina Reading Warm-Up
Extreme Weather
More Natural Disaster Printables

Lesson Plans

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

Quizzes

Extreme Weather Quiz
Volcanoes and Earthquakes Quiz

References

Hurricane Resource: Storm Surge
Cyclones Throughout History
Weather Terms
Beaufort Wind Scale
Retired Hurricane Names
The Great White Hurricane
Winter Weather Across America
More Natural Disaster References

Resources on Floods

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

Tsunami Resources

Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Reading Warm-Up
The Day the World Exploded Teacher's Guide
How a Tsunami Occurs
Dangerous Wave
Tsunami: How Big Can a Wave Get?
Tsunami! Discussion 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: Hurricane & Tornado
Eyewitness: Natural Disasters
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Earth Science

Language Arts Activities on Natural Disasters

Science Reading Warm-Up: Hurricanes
Hurricane Song Discussion Guide
Famous Survivors
Eruption! Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives Common Core Discussion & Activity Guide
Earth Processes: Family Activity
Key Term Review: Earth's Changing Landscape
New Orleans, La.
More Language Arts Activities on Natural Disasters

Hurricane Resources

A Classroom Guide for Buddy by M.H. Herlong
How to Prepare for a Hurricane
Storm Trackers
Hurricane Resource: High Winds
Hurricane History
Tracking a Hurricane
How Hurricanes Are Named
More Hurricane Resources

Resources on Volcanoes

Parts of a Volcano Labeling Worksheet
Volcanoes
A Volcano Wordsearch
Volcano Facts
How Are Volcanoes Classified?
Exploding Mountains Word Power
Hot Rocks Word Power
More Resources on Volcanoes

Earthquake Resources

Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
Earthquake Quiz
Earthquakes
Science and Technology: Earthquake!
Earthquake!
Movement of Seismic Waves
Earthquake Waves
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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