Virtual Field Trip: Natural Hazards
✈️ Get ready for an adventure-packed Virtual Field Trip that will take your class on an exhilarating ride through the world of natural hazards & disasters! In this Virtual Field Trip, students learn about natural hazards and disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanoes, and more! With just a few clicks, your class can now experience the wonders of the earth’s most ferocious phenomena right from the comfort of your classroom. This virtual field trip contains video links, images, reading passages, exercises, maps, and more, all ready to go with zero prep on your part.
⭐️This natural hazards virtual field trip activity integrates a variety of science-based skills, NGSS standards for learning about Natural Hazards. Students also complete reading and writing assignments along with watching videos and completing thought-provoking exercises. Incorporates key reading comprehension, writing, multimedia, science, and other skills.
⭐️ So, what are you waiting for? Embark on a thrilling journey to discover the awe-inspiring world of natural hazards & disasters with our Virtual Field Trip, and make learning an unforgettable experience for your students!
This Natural Hazards Virtual Field Trip activity aligns with the following NGSS Standards:
ESS3.B: Natural Hazards
- A variety of natural hazards result from natural processes. Humans cannot eliminate natural hazards but can take steps to reduce their impacts. (3-ESS3-1) (Note: This Disciplinary Core Idea is also addressed by 4-ESS3-2.)
*Please note: This natural hazards virtual field trip includes links to YouTube videos, so ensure you and your students have access to YouTube before purchasing. Although great care has been taken to ensure all content is appropriate for the stated grade levels, each classroom is unique and it is recommended that teachers review all content prior to use. I recommend embedding the videos to avoid ads and other content that may be inappropriate. Instructions for embedding the videos are included and it should only take a few minutes. Also, keep in mind that any links to third-party content may be changed or removed by the content owner. All links are reviewed regularly; however, if you find a broken link, please let me know so I can update the resource accordingly.
✏️Google Slides Format – This interactive format is perfect for distance learning. Slides are interactive and can be used as a fun and engaging exercise within the classroom or remotely.
✏️Engaging Interactive Maps & Virtual Video Tours – Interactive maps & virtual video tours take students inside the action.
✏️Reading Comprehension – Integrates key reading skills like compare & contrast, multimedia, multiple sources, and more.
✏️Writing & Science – Virtual field trip helps students understand more about the world around them and uses writing prompts to explore their reactions and ideas.
How to Use a Virtual Field Trip:
This Virtual Field Trip to a Theme Park is the perfect activity for:
⭐️ Fun Fridays
⭐️ End of Science Unit
⭐️ Whole Class
⭐️ Small Groups
There are so many ways to use these engaging and meaningful activities in your classroom. If you’re looking for more ways to explore learning with Virtual Field Trips you can LEARN MORE here.
- What are Natural Hazards?
- Ticket to Travel!
- Earthquakes: Video & Vocabulary Cards
- San Francisco Earthquake of 1906: Passage
- Volcanoes: Video & Diagram
- Mt. Saint Helens: Video & Summary
- Hurricanes: Video & Graphic Organizer
- Hurricane Katrina: Timeline
- Floods: Video & Comprehension
- Don’t Flood the City!: Interactive Design Challenge
- Tornadoes: Video & Captions
- Tornado Damage: Interactive Rating Activity
- Travel Notes
- Other Places to Explore!
*Answer Key Included
This resource is suitable for the following grade levels:
- 2nd & 3rd Grade: With teacher modeling, whole class, or small groups.
- 4th & 5th Grade: Independent for on-level students.
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