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Natural Hazards Analyzing and Interpreting Data – Middle School Science Unit NGSS MS-ESS3-2

Do you need a little help covering Natural Hazards for NGSS MS-ESS3-2 or Utah SEEd 8.4.5 in your 6th, 7th, or 8th grade science class?

This large unit will save you lots of time and energy and keep your students engaged!

natural hazards vocabulary

Your students will analyze and interpret data on natural hazards and analyze data from maps to look for patterns.

Natural hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis, storms, floods, wildfires, volcanic eruptions, and pandemics will be discussed.

This is a LARGE resource with over 70 slides & pages!

The unit begins with a PowerPoint slideshow and a complimenting strategic notetaking guide.

Natural hazards

This unit includes a suggested schedule, five pages of informational text articles, response pages, interactive notebook flaps, four map task cards, analyzing data pages, a hands-on lab with lab page, lesson plans, a quiz, and answer keys for everything!

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In this unit, we will take an in-depth look at earthquakes. Students will understand how and why earthquakes happen, how scientists study them, and efforts to mitigate against earthquake damage. 

This unit also has a lesson on the Global Pandemic Covid 19. Students will look at data from around the world and analyze it. If you feel this topic is too sensitive for your students to study, you can skip these two pages.

Information about the Ring of Fire and plate tectonics in relation to volcanic activity and earthquakes will also be studied.

Climate change as a factor in natural hazards such as drought, superstorms, wildfires, and floods is discussed.

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Lynda’s resources are always so complete. I loved this. It was clear and easy to use. My students had a great conversation and learned a lot.

Alisha M

My students loved learning about natural disasters and if we can predict them. The passages and slide show were interesting and I enjoyed the assessments.

Kayla S.

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I am so impressed with this unit which manages to be distance learning and hands-on at the same time.  Really well thought out and engaging activities that allow students to practice each of the eight Science and Engineering Practices.  Really no prep for me!   Science and Engineering Practices Distance Education Unit
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The elephant article was excellent but I also thought the lab on dissecting a flower was broken down so easily, even telling me where to get inexpensive flowers!  This resource helped me teach this challenging standard in an engaging way.  Worth every penny!   Structure and Function NGSS 4-LS1-1 and 4-LS1-2
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Thank you so much for creating this resource! It is such a fun and engaging activity for my students, especially during distance learning.   Honey Bee Digital Escape Distance Learning
My students loved this unit. I was able to present different elements of it throughout the month. It is hard to find interesting non-fictional, age-appropriate text for my students that they will enjoy. This was a great unit that aligned well for my students who have very different goals within the same group.

 
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Heidi J

My students loved this unit. I was able to present different elements of it throughout the month. It is hard to find interesting non-fictional, age-appropriate text for my students that they will enjoy. This was a great unit that aligned well for my students who have very different goals within the same group.   Compare and Contrast Two Texts on Reindeer
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