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The following are some examples of lesson plans and resources. more will follow, but if you have more please add them!
A complete set of lessons for primary school age children dealing with flood, fire, earthquake, lightning, hail, hygiene and WASH. EVERY lesson has a plan, teacher notes and resources. This can be viewed and resources downloaded by here
Lesson plans for teaching about hazards and how to prepare for them Scheme of work and lesson plans for using the edu4hazards.org website - A series of seven 1 hour lessons - Use all or just one or two! This is also followed by a series of six lesson on flood hazards and responses tailored specifically for the UK curriculum for Key Stage Three, but also useful for GCSE classes!
shake table My shake table design using a variable speed drill
disaster_myths.doc Learn why people don't do anything to prepare based on 'what they have heard, rather than facts!
Earthquake epicenters exerciseA great exercise that allows students to work out earthquake epicenters from real data - better for older kids (14+)
A coloring Book! A coloring book for learning about preparedness for younger kids!
FEMA earthquake preparedness for children Excellent FEMA resource for teaching about earthquakes and carrying out drills with children -My favorite is the 'shimy-shake' song with younger kids! A series of lessons for a range of age groups.
Boy vs Brick movie (45 secs) Who will win...A great advert/resource...Why isn't this on youtube? Really great idea for engaging teenage age group...makes them laugh and think
How Big was that quake? A resource from Team Safe-T that helps students to investigate how large an earthquake was...
VERY simple shake table This shake table design is perfectly easy to make...you need cardboard drink trays, elastic bands, marbles, elastic bands and staples. Students build structures from marshmallows and cocktails sticks to see how it responds in an earthquake..suitable for ANY age group
What causes earthquakes? Film showing how earthquakes occur using simple visualizations
Second half of my tornado safety & preparedness for children & families is available below. I expanded on learning from the previous comic strip & included some bi-lingual…Continue
Something I have been working on: A comic strip on tornado safety for children and families. We used this as part of a Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant collaboration where we are returning VORTEX-USA research back to the community. Last week with…Continue
Save the Children has recently published a global study entitled: "Protect A Generation Report: The impact of COVID-19 on children". It is based on a global survey to understand the impact that COVID-19 has had on children and their…Continue
I have developed a lesson, resources and webinar for students of all ages who might be away from school currently. This is available on YouTube as well as on the edu4drr.org website!
The resources are available for students as…Continue