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

Lesson Plans

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

Quizzes

Volcanoes and Earthquakes Quiz
Extreme Weather Quiz

References

Cyclones Throughout History
Global Warming: So, What's the Big Deal?
Hurricane Resource: Storm Surge
The Great White Hurricane
Weather Terms
Winter Weather Across America
Beaufort Wind Scale
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
Tsunami! Discussion Guide
The Day the World Exploded Teacher's Guide
2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Reading Warm-Up
How a Tsunami Occurs
Dangerous Wave
Tsunami: How Big Can a Wave Get?
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

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

Hurricane Resources

A Classroom Guide for Buddy by M.H. Herlong
Storm Trackers
How Hurricanes Are Named
Activity: Storm Warning Flags
Retired Hurricane Names
Hurricane History
Tracking a Hurricane
More Hurricane Resources

Resources on Volcanoes

Parts of a Volcano Labeling Worksheet
A Volcano Wordsearch
Volcanoes
Volcano Facts
Writing About Volcanoes
Parts of a Volcano
Exploding Mountains Word Power
More Resources on Volcanoes

Earthquake Resources

Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
Earthquake Quiz
Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes Activity
What Are the Different Kinds of Seismic Waves?
What Is the Ring of Fire?
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Earth Science
Diastrophism
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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