Natural Disturbances: Links for Teachers

Who Moved the Beach?

Using this lesson plan, students learn the primary causes and impacts of coastal erosion and identify options for reducing risks caused by erosion.
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/classroom/
lessons/09_coastmanag_erosion.pdf


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Hurricanes

Wetlands are a coastal area's first line of defense against a hurricane. Use this teacher demonstration to illustrate how this works.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/activities/3204_02_nsn.html
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