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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

Extreme Weather
What Causes Severe Storms?
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Hurricanes
Science Reading Warm-Up 62 for Gr. 3 & 4: Earthquakes
Survival Kits
Science Reading Warm-Up 52 for Gr. 5 & 6: Volcanoes
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
Beaufort Wind Scale
Retired Hurricane Names
The Great White Hurricane
Hurricane Resource: Storm Surge
More Natural Disaster References

Resources on Floods

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

Tsunami Resources

Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Dangerous Wave
How a Tsunami Occurs
Fact Sheet: Tsunamis
Reading Warm-Up 76 for Gr. 1 & 2: Current Events
Tsunami! Discussion Guide
Tsunami
More Tsunami Resources

Tornado Resources

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
Science Reading Warm-Up 60 for Gr. 5 & 6: Hurricanes
Hurricane Song Discussion Guide
Earth Processes: Family Activity
Readers Companion for Saint Louis Armstrong Beach
Famous Survivors
New Orleans, La.
More Language Arts Activities on Natural Disasters

Hurricane Resources

Storm Trackers
Tracking a Hurricane
How to Prepare for a Hurricane
Hurricane History
Hurricane Resource: High Winds
How Hurricanes Are Named
Cyclones Throughout History
More Hurricane Resources

Resources on Volcanoes

Parts of a Volcano Labeling Worksheet
A Volcano Wordsearch
Volcanoes
Volcano Facts
What Are Volcanoes?
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Earth Science
Parts of a Volcano
More Resources on Volcanoes

Earthquake Resources

Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
Earthquake Quiz
Science and Technology: Earthquake!
What Is the Ring of Fire?
Earthquakes
What Are Earthquakes?
Earthquake Waves
More Earthquake Resources

More Related Topics

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Hurricane Katrina
Helping Students Deal with Crises
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Environmental Science Teacher Resources
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Safety Resources for Teachers
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Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

Videos
Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: Earth Day, women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, and American History. Enjoy!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Tell a Story Day (4/27) and International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

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.

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.