Introduction to Natural Disasters

Embed Size (px)

Text of Introduction to Natural Disasters

What are some different types of natural disasters?

Entry Task:

Define the vocabulary term natural disaster.

HEI Quiz

Title = HEI Quiz Right Side = Glue quizLeft Side = Glue rubric

Natural Disasters

What are some different types of natural disasters?

Have the students brainstorm different natural disasters that they know.4

Droughta long period of time with little or no rainfall

a shaking of the earth, caused by the movement of tectonic plates or by volcanic activity



Floodan overflowing of water onto land that is normally dry

Landslidethe downward movement of rock, dirt, or artificial earth

a wind from the southwest, or south that brings heavy rainfall to southern Asia in the summer


Tornadoa violent, often destructive whirling wind with a funnel shaped cloud that moves across the land

the sudden burst of steam and volcanic material (for example: ash, lava, rocks, and gases)

Volcanic Eruption

a very large ocean wave caused by an underwater earthquake or volcanic eruption


Hurricane: a storm with a violent wind Typhoon: a tropical storm in the area of the Indian Ocean or the western Pacific OceanTyphoon/Hurricane


Interactive Notebook: Title = Intro to Natural Disasters

Right Side = Cause & Effect Notes

Right Side = Cause & Effect


Natural Disasters: Video:

Complete the Cause & Effect notes as you watch the video.

Take QUIZ!

Left Side = News Article Find a news article about a natural disaster. Read the article. Write a summary of the event. Include: Type of natural disasterLocation CauseEffects of the natural disasterHow it has impacted humansHow it has impacted the environment

Try these links for a selection of articles about natural disasters: NewsNational Geographic