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Introduction to Natural hazards

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Introductory lesson to Natural Hazards for OCR B GCSE Geography. (Credit to Matt Podbury for some content)

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Introduction to Natural hazards

1. 1. Natural HazardsTo know that hazards are defined by probability and impactTo understand the difference between risk, hazard anddisasterTo be able to describe events using the correct terminology
2. 2. Unit 3 Natural Hazards3.1 OverviewBy the end of this unit I will:•Be able to define a natural hazard•Know that different types of naturalhazard have specific global distributions•Know that the movement of tectonicplates cause earthquakes andvolcanoes•Know that climatic conditions lead totropical storms and severe drought
3. 3. Fill in your sheets NOT based on awhile you watch true story!these clips TRUE!
4. 4. low probability high probability high impact high impactIncreasing impact low probability high probability low impact low impact increasing probability
5. 5. HAZARD RISK Something thatcan threaten life The probability of and property something happening DISASTER Causes death or damage
6. 6. Unit 3 Natural Hazards3.1 OverviewBy the end of this unit I will:•Be able to define a natural hazard•Know that different types of naturalhazard have specific global distributions•Know that the movement of tectonicplates cause earthquakes andvolcanoes•Know that climatic conditions lead totropical storms and severe drought
7. 7. What do all thepictures have in common?
8. 8. Drought VolcanoEarthquake Hurricane
9. 9. Use pages 108-109 tocomplete theillustration, then doactivities 1-3 fully inthe spaces provided.
10. 10. Homework Task• Find ‘4 of each’ hazards• Include date and number of people affected.• Include a passport sized photo of each event stuck on close to the location.