This is a great one day activity to explore natural disasters before delving into topics in geology or earth science such as plate tectonics, volcanoes and earthquakes, or severe weather.
As students complete the webquest, they will think about the essential question "What makes one location more or less dangerous to live at than other locations?"
Areas within the webquest include:
Which county in the USA is the safest/ least safe?
Most current earthquakes in the USA
Top 10 natural disasters world-wide for 2017
I used this webquest as part of my 5E lesson plans for the Explore part while teaching about plate tectonics. It ties into the NGSS MS-ESS2.