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This slide show presents examples of various types of damage caused by earthquakes. Photos include structural failures in bridges and buildings, landshifts, landslides, liquefaction, fires, tsunamis, and human impacts. Supplemental notes are provided to aid instructors about the photos presented on each slide. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Photograph
Subject: Natural hazards
 
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The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) is an agency of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service. This website is intended to delineate areas of the contiguous U. S. where the pre-existing fuel conditions, combined with forecast weather conditions during the next 8 days will result in a significant threat for wildfires. Also included are fire weather composite ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Ref. material
Subject: Natural hazards
 
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This is the companion website to NOVA's documentary "Fire Wars" revealing the importance of fire to wildlife systems. Additionally, it documents major wildfires from the past century and the development of modern wildfire fighting methods, as well as detailing the integral role that weather plays in wildfires. Teachers' resources include classroom activities, handouts and wildfire simulations, a glossary ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Photograph, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Natural hazards
 
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This lesson introduces students to a variety of natural hazards, emphasizing that when people understand these threats they are better able to avoid or reduce their potential impacts. First, the class discusses what they know about natural hazards and natural disasters. Then, working in pairs, they research particular hazards; the threats they pose and where and when those threats are most pronounced. ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Natural hazards
 
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Volcano World contains images of volcanoes from around the world and the Solar System; a list of current eruptions of volcanoes; volcano movie clips; information on volcanic observatories, parks and monuments; reports from people who have visited volcanoes; interviews with volcanologists; and a kids section. The teaching and learning section contains volcano lesson plans and activities; information ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), General public
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Photograph, Ref. material, Educational portal, Non-profit portal, Ask an expert
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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A comprehensive overview of the U.S. Geological Survey's Volcano Hazards Program and current volcanic activity in the United States. The Volcano Hazards Program monitors volcanoes and collects the best possible scientific information on volcanoes in the United States and elsewhere to reduce the risk from volcanic activity. Site includes links to the Program's four volcano observatories in Alaska, ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), General public
Resource type: Case study, Photograph, Ref. material, Government portal, In-situ dataset
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This United States Geological Survey (USGS) resource provides links to news and current events regarding volcanoes and current activities and a summary for the Cascade Range and its volcanoes. Other links connect to information about living with volcanoes, visiting a volcano, educational outreach, and hazards assessment reports and maps. There are also extensive menus for links to the USGS volcano ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This site is a joint effort of NOAA Research and the College of Education at the University of South Alabama. The goal of the site is to provide middle school science students and teachers with research and investigation experiences using on-line resources. In this unit students explore what El Nino is, where it is located, how it is created, and weather changes that El Nino causes. Students analyze ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan, Module / Unit, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Natural hazards
 
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Since large fault ruptures require the build-up of a great deal of stress, many years pass between repeated surface ruptures on a single fault. The average time between such ruptures, known as the recurrence interval of that fault, is a useful measurement for assessing both the slip rate of the fault and the risk the fault presents. This activity contains three exercises. In the first, students study ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Geology, Structural geology, Natural hazards
 
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In this activity, students observe what happens to filled land when an earthquake shakes it up. They will fill a pan with sand, add water and place a brick in it to simulate a building, then tap the pan with a mallet and see what happens. A materials list, instructions, and background information are included. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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