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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
Hurricanes
Science Reading Warm-Up 62 for Gr. 3 & 4: Earthquakes
Survival Kits
What Are Volcanoes?
Science Reading Warm-Up 52 for Gr. 5 & 6: Volcanoes
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
Winter Weather Across America
The Great White Hurricane
Cyclones Throughout History
Hurricane Resource: High Winds
Hurricane Resource: Storm Surge
More Natural Disaster References

Resources on Floods

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

Tsunami Resources

Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Dangerous Wave
Fact Sheet: Tsunamis
How a Tsunami Occurs
Tsunami: How Big Can a Wave Get?
Reading Warm-Up 76 for Gr. 1 & 2: Current Events
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
A Windy Day
Tornadoes and Hurricanes
What Causes Severe Storms?

Digital Books

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

Language Arts Activities on Natural Disasters

Eruption! Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives Common Core Discussion & Activity Guide
Reading Warm-Up 75 for Gr. 1 & 2: Current Events
Famous Survivors
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
Tracking a Hurricane
A Classroom Guide for Buddy by M.H. Herlong
Storm Trackers
Hurricane History
How Hurricanes Are Named
Stormy Times: Hurricanes
More Hurricane Resources

Resources on Volcanoes

Parts of a Volcano Labeling Worksheet
Volcanoes
A Volcano Wordsearch
Volcano Facts
Parts of a Volcano
What Is the Ring of Fire?
How Are Volcanoes Classified?
More Resources on Volcanoes

Earthquake Resources

Earthquake Quiz
Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
Science and Technology: Earthquake!
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Earth Science
Earthquakes
Earthquake!
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

Highlights

Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

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.

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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

Teaching with Comics
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guide to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series, 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 stores.

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