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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
Hurricane Katrina Reading Warm-Up
Survival Kits
Science Reading Warm-Up: Hurricanes
More Natural Disaster Printables

Lesson Plans

Build Your Own Volcano


Volcanoes and Earthquakes Quiz
Extreme Weather Quiz


Global Warming: So, What's the Big Deal?
Weather Terms
Hurricane Resource: Storm Surge
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?
Hurricane Basics
River Erosion
Hurricane Resource: Storm Surge
Flooding Safety
Extreme Weather Disasters Quiz

Tsunami Resources

Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Reading Warm-Up
How a Tsunami Occurs
What Is a Tsunami?
Dangerous Wave
Tsunami! Discussion Guide
Fact Sheet: Tsunamis
More Tsunami Resources

Tornado Resources

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

Digital Books

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

Language Arts Activities on Natural Disasters

Famous Survivors
Earth Processes: Family Activity
Readers Companion for Saint Louis Armstrong Beach
Eruption! Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives Common Core Discussion & Activity Guide
Hurricane Song Discussion Guide
Key Term Review: Earth's Changing Landscape
New Orleans, La.
More Language Arts Activities on Natural Disasters

Hurricane Resources

Storm Trackers
Hurricane Basics
Hurricane Resource: Storm Surge
Stormy Times: Hurricanes
How to Prepare for a Hurricane
Flooding Safety
Hurricane Resource: High Winds
More Hurricane Resources

Resources on Volcanoes

Parts of a Volcano Labeling Worksheet
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
A Volcano Wordsearch
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Earth Science
Volcano Facts
What Is the Ring of Fire?
More Resources on Volcanoes

Earthquake Resources

Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Science and Technology: Earthquake!
Earthquake Quiz
Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
How a Tsunami Occurs
What Is a Tsunami?
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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