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NATURAL HAZARDS

Catastrophic processes
Earthquakes
Floods
Landslides
Local hazards
Sink holes
Tsunamis
Volcanoes

CATASTROPHIC PROCESSES

Title & Description Activity More Ideas and Video
Catastrophic processes: What catastrophic natural processes affected your region in the geological past?
Use the evidence in your local region to interpret dramatic geological events
Catastrophic natural processes  
Catastrophic processes: If a sedimentary bed were laid down outside now – what would it be like?
A discussion of beds and catastrophic processes
Catastrophic processes - beds  

EARTHQUAKES

Title & Description Activity More Ideas and Video
Earthquake in your classroom
A classroom earthquake inssssssssstensity scale
Earthquake in your classroom  
Earthquake prediction - when will the earthquake strike?
Modelling the build-up of stress and sudden release in the Earth that creates earthquakes
Earthquake prediction Teaching videos
Teaching video (ages 7 to 11 years)
Earthquake through the window - what would you see, what would you feel?
Asking pupils to picture for themselves what an earthquake through the window might look like
Earthquake through the window Extension
Earthquakes in art
Developing a scientific report based on evidence in historic paintings
Earthquakes in art  
Geobattleships
Do earthquakes and volcanoes coincide?
Geobattleships Teaching video
Jelly/biscuit modelling of how earthquake waves amplify and devastate
Demonstrating how seismic shaking depends on local geology
Modelling earthquake wave amplification Video
Merry waves - all year round (ELI+)
Modelling how the energy of seismic waves is transmitted
Merry waves  
Quake shake - will my home collapse?
When an earthquake strikes - investigate why some buildings survive and others do not
Quake Shake Extension
Columns in Rome
Teaching video
Video  Photos
Shaken but not stirred?
How earthquakes affect buildings
Shaken but not stirred?  
Spaghetti quakes
Why are big earthquakes so much more destructive than small ones?
Spaghetti quakes Video (Catalan)
Surviving an earthquake
Learn the earthquake drill and increase your chances of survival
Surviving an earthquake Teaching video
Video
Slinky seismic waves demo
Using slinkies to show how earthquakes produce P-, S- and surface waves
Slinky seismic waves Teaching video
Video (Catalan)
Waves in the Earth 1 - the slinky simulation (ELI+)
Using a long spring to find out how earthquake waves travel through the Earth
Waves through the Earth 1 Teaching video
Waves in the Earth 2 - Human molecules (ELI+)
Pupils are pushed around to demonstrate the properties of seismic waves
Waves through the Earth 2 Teaching video

FLOODS

Title & Description Activity More Ideas and Video
Flood through the window - what would you see, how would you feel?
Pupils picture for themselves what a major flood through the window might look like
Flood through the window What was it like to be there - Manila 26 Sept 2009
Dam burst danger
Modelling the collapse of a natural dam in the mountains - and the disaster that might follow
Dam burst danger  

LANDSLIDES

Title & Description Activity More Ideas and Video
Danger - quicksands!
Why do some rocks give way when it rains hard?
Quicksands  
Landslide through the window - what would you see, what would you feel?
Asking pupils to picture for themselves what a landslide through the window might look like
Landslide through the window Extension
Video (Norway)
Failing slopes
Modelling how rock cliffs and slopes can collapse
Failing slopes  

LOCAL HAZARDS

Title & Description Activity More Ideas and Video
Which natural hazards could damage the area where you live?
How safe is your home area?
Natural hazards in your area?  

SINK HOLES

Title & Description Activity More Ideas and Video
Sink hole!
Demonstrate sink hole processes in action
Sink hole Video (Catalan)

TSUNAMIS

Title & Description Activity More Ideas and Video
Tsunami alert! Run for the hills or stay by the sea?
Why does one type of earthquake produce a tsunami, whilst another does not?
Tsunami alert!  
Tsunami through the window - what would you see, what would you feel?
Asking pupils to picture for themselves what a tsunami through the window might look like
Tsunami through the window Extension
Pupils work - Portugal
Booklet
Tsunami!
What controls the speed of a tsunami wave?
Tsunami Extension
Video

VOLCANOES

Title & Description Activity More Ideas and Video
Best classroom eruption?
Which type of classroom eruption best shows how volcanoes erupt?
Best classroom eruption? Teaching videos
Blow up your own volcano!
Demonstrate the importance of gases in volcanic eruptions
Blow up your own volcano! Teaching video
Video
Extension
Bubble-mania
The bubbling clues to magma viscosity and eruptions
Bubble-mania  
Eruption through the window
How could an eruption transform your view?- lava, ash, lahar or something worse
Eruption through the window Video (Kalapana, Hawaii)
Geobattleships
Do earthquakes and volcanoes coincide?
Geobattleships Teaching video
Krakatau - The balloon goes up at Krakatau
Using a tank and balloon to simulate the huge tsunamis caused by the eruption of Krakatau
Krakatau - tsunamis  
Party time for volcanoes! (ELI+)
How much force does it take to set off a party popper “volcano”?
Party time for volcanoes Teaching video
Extension
Take a ‘Chance’ on the volcano erupting (ELI+)
How hazardous is the volcano?
Take a ‘Chance’ on the volcano erupting Teaching video
Extension
When will it blow? - predicting eruptions
How a simple tiltmeter can demonstrate the bulging of a volcano before eruption
When will it blow? - predicting eruptions Video
Extension