Weather and Risk Management: Links for Teachers

Stormy Stories

Students become the star reporter at a Web site called disasterama.com. They use geography knowledge to sort out stories of four kids caught in natural disasters.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/activities/07/stormy.html
Features: Lesson Ideas, Graphics/Multimedia


Natural Hazard Risks in the United States

Students examine specific locations at high risk for various natural hazards, to assess why the hazards exist, and to investigate what towns and cities are doing to prepare for a natural disaster.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/15/g68/hazard.html
Features: Lesson Ideas, Data Sources


Tornado Safety

Tornadoes are the result of great instability in the atmosphere and are associated with severe thunderstorms. Learn tornado facts, the history of tornadoes, and how to make a tornado safety plan at home or at school.
http://www.ocs.ou.edu/tornadosafety/default.html
Features: Graphics/Multimedia, A Bit of History


Disaster Discovery

This game quizzes students on their disaster knowledge about tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes. The game is available to play online or print out for use in the classroom.
http://www.fema.gov/kids/games/board/
Features: Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment


Dealing With Disasters

Students study potential natural hazards in their community, report on local hazards in small groups, and discuss community preparation and response.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/18/g68/fondisasters.html
Features: Lesson Ideas, Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia, Inquiry Materials


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