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The Disaster Area DLESE Reviewed Collection
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) deals with natural hazards such as hurricanes, floods, national security matters, winter storms, etc. in a non-threatening scientifc and fun manner for children. The site includes animations, videos, games, quizzes and questions areas that address hazardous situations that children may face at any given time.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
    • Case study
    • Presentation / Demo
  • Atmospheric science
  • Hydrology
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
FEMA makes these materials available at no cost in order to help communicate the effects of natural disasters and to encourage individuals and businesses to take action to reduce their risk of disaster damage, injury or death. When downloading or obtaining FEMA audios, photographs or videos, you must agree to the following: FEMA will be credited each time the audio, photograph or video is used. The audios, and image(s) or videos, will not be digitally altered or cropped in a way that misrepresents the content. Audios, photographs or videos will be used only for educational or informational purposes. They cannot be used in advertisements. Audios, photographs or videos cannot be sold or included in commercial collections or as individual audios, photos or videos.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-159
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Changes in earth and sky
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Personal health
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Environment and society:
      • How physical systems affect human systems
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Federal Emergency Management Agency