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Natural Disaster Project

(Power Point and Brochure)

This is a doozy, but FUN!

In this activity you will be answering the following essential question:

What can you do to prepare for different types of natural disasters?

You will be working in a team of 4 students to create a preparedness guide to different natural disasters. Each student within your group will be responsible for one of the disasters listed below. The group will then compile their information into a single document that answers AT LEAST the following questions: How common is this disaster and where does this disaster normally occur and during what time of year? How often? What are the major causes of damage, destruction, death associated with this disaster? People killed annually? Money damages incurred? What can be done before the disaster happens? How can you prepare? What should be done during the disaster? What should be done after the disaster?

Step One: Describe the disaster and the frequency of the disaster The table below contains links to pages with lists of web sites that may be useful in answering this question. If you find other web sites that quickly and easily summarize the information please copy or bookmark the URL (address) so that it can be added to the lists. Hurricane Tsunami Tornado Lightning Volcanic Eruption Landslide/Debris flow Earthquake Thunderstorms

Step Two : Determine the damage caused by the disaster Use the links from the pages above to discover information about the damage caused by the natural disaster that you are investigating. Answer the questions and add other pertinent info! Step Three: Determine steps to take before, during and after a disaster.

Natural Disaster
Hurricane Tornado Volcanic Eruption Earthquake Landslide/Debris flow

Suggested document starting point Are you ready for a Hurricane? Are you ready for a Tornado? Preparing for Volcanic Emergencies Are you ready for an Earthquake? Landslide and Debris flow

Step Four: Create your group Power Point Share your information with the group and create the power point presentation. All students within the group should have a similar format for the Power Point slides you create. Each group will be responsible for presenting their findings to the class. The group should have a Power Point presentation to use as well as a 3column brochure to hand out to all students in the class. The documents should focus more on content than style and they should be printed in black and white for the class. If you want to hand in a single color copy for evaluation that is OK but don't waste the color ink on handouts to distribute to the class.


(just click and go) Earth's Structure Quiz Water Cycle Quiz Plate Tectonics Quiz Rock Cycle Quiz Seasons Quiz A to Z Science A to Z Weather Natural Disasters 1 Natural Disasters 2 Natural Disasters 3 The Birth of Earth Wild Wild Weather Thunderstorms Quiz Avalanche Extreme Weather The Disaster Area Powers of Nature Restless Earth Volcanoes Quiz Volcanoes 1 Volcanoes 2 Volcanoes 3 Tornado Webquest and quiz Volcano Field Trip Wind Quiz Hurricanes Quiz Hurricanes 1 Hurricane Field Trip Hurricanes 2 Wind Power Lightning Tornadoes Quiz Tornado Field Trip Tornadoes and Technology



Hurricanes Volcanoes Tornadoes Lightning Tsunamis

Review Sheets
Please use the links below in order to complete the following review sheets. Review sheets are due on the day of Power Point/Brochure presentations! Earth Science Website Review Sheet**
***You will find the answers to these questions by using links in the Websites table or by using Google.

Birth of Earth Websheet Restless Earth Websheet Natural Disasters 1 Websheet


Earth Science Website Review Sheet

Use any of the links provided in the Websites table!!

Website 1. Seasons 2. 3. 1. Water Cycle 2. 3. 1. Rock Cycle 2. 3. 1. Earth's Structure 2. 3. Plate Tectonics 1. 2.

Three Things I Learned


Birth of Earth Website Review Sheet Please use the Birth of Earth website to answer these questions.

1. Divergent, Convergent, and Transform are three different kinds of ______________________.

8. ____________________________ is the study of plants.

9. The ________________________ 2. Plate _______________ is the science era runs from 65 million years ago until of how the earth changed over time. today. 10. When plates collide or converge, they 3. ______________________________ meet each other a is the study of our planet. _______________________ boundary. 11. When plates slide along each other it 4. ______________________________ is called a _______________________ is the study of animals. boundary. 5. The ___________________________ 12. ___________________________ is the first era in our timeline. is another name for out planet. 6. _____________________________ means to separate or diverge. 13. The ____________________________ is third era in out timeline.

7. The ___________________________ 14. There are many _______________ is the second era in our timeline in the history of the world.

Natural Disasters 1 Website Review Sheet Use the website Natural Disasters 1 to complete this websheet.

Natural Disasters 1 1. Tornadoes 2. 3. 1. Earthquakes 2. 3. 1. Hurricanes 2. 3. Floods 1. 2.

Three Things I Learned

3. 1. Tsunamis 2. 3.

Restless Earth Website Review Sheet Please use the Restless Earth website to answer these questions.

1. What was the name of the so-called Super-continent? ____________________________________________ 2. Scientists believe that the Super-continent was formed ______________________________ years ago. 3. Transform Plate boundaries ________________________________________ each other. 4. If the Earth's plates move 1.5 inches each year, approximately how many inches will they move in 36 years? ____________________________________ 5. What is the best evidence supporting the theory of the Super-continent? ___________________________________ 6. Which volcanoes have layers of cinder between layers of lava? _____________________________________

7. After a shield volcano erupts, it usually is: a. a little higher because most of the lava runs down the side of the volcano. b. lower because the top of the volcano will cave in. c. a lot higher because most of the lava piles up around vent. 8. Composite cones are often bigger than Cinder Cones because __________________________________________. 9. Mt. McKinley, in Alaska, is one of the world's largest volcanoes. From its size, we can tell that: ___________________________________. 10. How many people die each year because of earthquakes? ___________________________________ 11. How many city blocks were burned in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake? ______________________________ 12. What was the biggest earthquake recorded in the 1900's? ____________________________________________ 13. Which disasters are caused by earthquakes? ___________________________________________________ 14. What should you do in an earthquake? _______________________________________________ 15. How often does a dramatic earthquake occur? ________________________________________


Thanks for your hard work!!!