Lesson

Title When Nature Strikes: Natural Hazards Safety Booklet
Lesson Description  Physical systems often affect human systems. This is especially evident when the impact of natural disasters on humans is observed. It is important for students to be aware of the dangers of environmental hazards such as flash floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes. Since these disasters often strike with little warning, students who know what to do in the face of such dangers, will be more likely to avoid property damage and, most importantly, personal injury.
Author Karen Williams
Grade Level 6-8
Duration 3 class periods

 
National Geography Standards National Language Arts Standards
4, 15 6

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Teacher Instructions

Student Worksheets, Assessments, and Answer Keys

Safety Booklet Tips

T-Chart for Note Taking

Web Diagram for Note Taking

Natural Environment Safety Hazards Article

Student Work Sample
 
 
Imagery of Natural Hazards from Asia:

Lightning:  World Map of Lightning, Courtesy of NASA

Flooding:  in Bangladesh, Courtesy of NOAA
Flooding: 
in Philippines, Courtesy of the USGS

Earthquake: in Pakistan, Courtesy of the USGS
Earthquake
: in Japan, Courtesy of the USGS

Volcanic Mudflow: in Philippines, Courtesy of the USGS
Volcanic Mudflow
: in Philippines, Courtesy of the USGS
Volcanic Eruption
: in Philippines, Courtesy of the USGS

Landslide: in Japan, Courtesy of the USGS

Tsunami: in Banda Aceh, Courtesy of NASA
Tsunami
: in Phuket, Courtesy of Singapore

Typhoon, East Asia, Courtesy of NASA