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Hurricanes

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
Extreme Weather
Hurricanes
Science Reading Warm-Up 62 for Gr. 3 & 4: Earthquakes
Science Reading Warm-Up 52 for Gr. 5 & 6: Volcanoes
Survival Kits
Science Reading Warm-Up 60 for Gr. 5 & 6: Hurricanes
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

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

Resources on Floods

What Is a Tsunami?
Extreme Weather Disasters Quiz
River Erosion
Hurricane Resource: Storm Surge
Hurricane Basics
Flooding Safety

Tsunami Resources

Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Fact Sheet: Tsunamis
Dangerous Wave
How a Tsunami Occurs
Reading Warm-Up 76 for Gr. 1 & 2: Current Events
The Day the World Exploded Teacher's Guide
Tsunami: How Big Can a Wave Get?
More Tsunami Resources

Tornado Resources

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

Reading Warm-Up 75 for Gr. 1 & 2: Current Events
Famous Survivors
Eruption! Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives Common Core Discussion & Activity Guide
Earth Processes: Family Activity
Hurricane Song Discussion Guide
Key Term Review: Earth's Changing Landscape
New Orleans, La.
More Language Arts Activities on Natural Disasters

Hurricane Resources

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

Resources on Volcanoes

Parts of a Volcano Labeling Worksheet
Volcanoes
A Volcano Wordsearch
Volcano Facts
Science and Social Studies: Mountains of Fire
Writing About Volcanoes
Parts of a Volcano
More Resources on Volcanoes

Earthquake Resources

Earthquake Quiz
Science and Technology: Earthquake!
Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
Earthquakes
Earthquake Waves
What Are Earthquakes?
What Is the Ring of Fire?
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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Videos
Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, American History, and the environment. Enjoy!

June Calendar of Events
June is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: U.N. World Environment Day (6/5), D-Day (6/6), World Oceans Day (6/8), Diary Day (6/12), Flag Day (6/14), Ramadan Begins (6/18), World Refugee Day (6/20), Father's Day (6/21), Summer Begins (6/21), and Meteor Day (6/30). Plus, celebrate Child Vision Awareness Month and Safety Month all June long!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

Now available: Galactic Hot Dogs in print! Buy it at bookstores now.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.