Today’s Distance Learning Lesson: The Science of Natural Disasters!

What can we learn from natural disasters?


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During these tough times, we want to help families as much as possible as they navigate today’s school reality. We’ll be posting lessons on our What’s Trending blog every week, and we have loads of resources at our Learning Center.

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Today’s lesson is all about natural disasters, using the Nomad Press book The Science of Natural Disasters: When Nature and Humans Collide by Diane C. Taylor. This book is best suited for kids ages 12 to 15.


First, read a sample chapter.

The Introduction is where we define the term “natural disaster” and take a look at some of the different types of disasters that can occur. You’ll find great illustrations and photographs and lots of questions to think about. Plus, an activity!

The Science of Natural Disasters

Then, print out the Classroom Guide.

Natural Disasters Classroom Guide

You'll find lots of Essential Questions for deeper level thinking!


Remember, learning happens everywhere!

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