Overview: Students in small groups select a natural hazard and create a report for a fictional city about the potential risks that the hazard poses as well as ways that the city can prepare for the hazard in order to minimize the damage.
MS-ESS3-2: Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects.
Objectives: Students will demonstrate their ability to…
research a particular natural disaster using a variety of resources.
analyze the causes and effects of a natural disaster.
apply an understanding of a chosen natural disaster to make real-world suggestions. about how to prevent the disaster or to limit its damaging effects.