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  • Andrea ChristensenGrade: 5Topic: Forces of NatureThis project will give students an insight into the impact of Natural Disasters on our environmentand lifestyles.What is a natural disaster?__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Give 4 examples of natural disasters. 1. 2. 3. 4.Do you or someone you know have any personal experiences with a natural disaster? Or haveyou heard anything in the news about natural disasters?______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_disasterFind out more about different natural disasters and explain how each of the following naturaldisasters can be caused.Earthquake________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Tsunami___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Tornado___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Volcano___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________http://library.thinkquest.org/16132/frames.html
  • Click on the link Earthquakes in the blue box on the left hand side of the page. Then find and listthe ten largest earthquakes since 1900. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.How many of the top ten earthquakes occurred in the last 10 years? ______Out of the ten what is the percentage of earthquakes in the last ten years? ______http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0775896.htmlRead the passage and answer the questions 1. What natural disaster is the most deadly of all? __________________ 2. How many earthquakes occur in the world each year? _____________________ 3. What can be used to map and assess the damage to buildings? __________________ 4. Is there an accurate way to predict earthquakes? _______http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEMD1LXJD1E_Earth_0.htmlFind and watch the video “Tornadoes 101” It is under the section More About Natural Disasters.After watching the video tell 3 things you learned about how tornados form. 1. 2. 3. Explain what you would do if you were in a situation with a tornado. ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/Take the quiz and see how much you know about Volcanos!How many did you get right? ______
  • http://library.thinkquest.org/J001382F/volcanoetest.htmRead the article “Would Utah be ready to withstand a disaster?”After reading the article fill in the chart below________ Unprepared _________________ > Hazard > _________________ Prepared __________http://www.deseretnews.com/article/605153890/Would-Utah-be-ready-to-withstand-a-disaster.htmlIt is important to plan ahead in case there is ever a natural disaster. Read this passage aboutplanning ahead.What are the three tips for what to do if you were at school? 1. 2. 3.http://www.ready.gov/talk-it-out-activityList 10 things that should be included in your basic emergency supply kit. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.http://www.ready.gov/build-kit-kidsPlay this matching game to help you remember what you and your family should pack in youremergency supply kit!http://www.ready.gov/pack-it-game
  • Answer SheetWhat is a natural disaster?A natural disaster is the effect of a natural hazard.Give 4 examples of natural disasters.1. Flood2. Earthquake3. Volcano4. TornadoDo you or someone you know have any personal experiences with a natural disaster? Or haveyou heard anything in the news about natural disasters?Answers will varyhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_disasterFind out more about different natural disasters and explain how each of the following naturaldisasters can be caused.Earthquake-An earthquake is a shaking of the ground caused by the sudden dislocation ofmaterial within the earths outer layer, or crust. When forces pushing on a mass of rockovercome the friction holding the rock in place and blocks of rock slip against each other aearthquake may occur.Tsunami-A tidal wave is a large sea wave caused by a submarine earthquake or volcanicexplosion. When the ocean floor is tilted or offset during an earthquake, a set of waves iscreated.Tornado-Tornadoes are characterized by violent winds that swirl in a counter clockwisedirection north of the equator and clockwise south of the equator.Volcano-A Volcano consists of a fissure in the earths crust, above which a cone of volcanicmaterial has accumulated.http://library.thinkquest.org/16132/frames.htmlClick on the link Earthquakes in the blue box on the left hand side of the page. Then find and listthe ten largest earthquakes since 1900.1. Chile2. Prince William Sound, Alaska3. Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands4. Japan5. Kamchatka6. Off western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia7. Off the coast of Ecuador
  • 8. Offshore Maule, Chile9. Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands10. Northern Sumatra, IndonesiaHow many of the top ten earthquakes occurred in the last 10 years?4Out of the ten what is the percentage of earthquakes in the last ten years? 40%http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0775896.htmlRead the passage and answer the questions1. What natural disaster is the most deadly of all? Earthquake2. How many earthquakes occur in the world each year? Several Million3. What can be used to map and assess the damage to buildings? Radar4. Is there an accurate way to predict earthquakes? Nohttp://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEMD1LXJD1E_Earth_0.htmlFind and watch the video “Tornadoes 101” It is under the section More About Natural Disasters.After watching the video tell 3 things you learned about how tornados form.Answers will varyExplain what you would do if you were in a situation with a tornado.Answers will varyhttp://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/Take the quiz and see how much you know about Volcanos!How many did you get right? ?/6http://library.thinkquest.org/J001382F/volcanoetest.htmRead the article “Would Utah be ready to withstand a disaster?”http://www.deseretnews.com/article/605153890/Would-Utah-be-ready-to-withstand-a-disaster.htmlIt is important to plan ahead in case there is ever a natural disaster. Read this passage aboutplanning ahead.What are the three tips for what to do if you were at school? 1. Make sure your parents talk to your teacher or school principal about the schools emergency plan.
  • 2. Depending on the unexpected event, your school may have a plan in place that will have you stay in your classroom or go somewhere else. 3. The most important things you can do if an emergency happens while you are at school are to stay calm and listen to the direction of your teachers or principalhttp://www.ready.gov/talk-it-out-activityList 10 things that should be included in your basic emergency supply kit. 1. Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation 2. Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food 3. Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both 4. Flashlight and extra batteries 5. First aid kit 6. Whistle to signal for help 7. Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place 8. Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation 9. Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities 10. Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food) 11. Local mapshttp://www.ready.gov/build-kit-kidsPlay this matching game to help you remember what you and your family should pack in youremergency supply kit!http://www.ready.gov/pack-it-game