Virtual Field Trip Natural Hazards – Google Slides & Seesaw Distance Learning



Virtual Field Trip: Natural Hazards

⭐️Let’s all take a field trip! In this Virtual Field Trip, students learn about natural hazards & disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanoes, and more! This virtual field trip contains embedded videos, images, reading passages, exercises, maps, and more.


⭐️This resource 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.


This resource 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 resource includes 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. This resource uses links to third party content that may be changed or removed by the content owner. 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.


What’s Included?

  1. What are Natural Hazards?
  2. Ticket to Travel!
  3. Earthquakes: Video & Vocabulary Cards
  4. San Francisco Earthquake of 1906: Passage
  5. Volcanoes: Video & Diagram
  6. Mt. Saint Helens: Video & Summary
  7. Hurricanes: Video & Graphic Organizer
  8. Hurricane Katrina: Timeline
  9. Floods: Video & Comprehension
  10. Don’t Flood the City!: Interactive Design Challenge
  11. Tornadoes: Video & Captions
  12. Tornado Damage: Interactive Rating Activity
  13. Travel Notes
  14. 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.


Time to Complete:

This virtual field trip takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete. The time it takes to complete can vary based on your students. It can be completed in one session or broken up into multiple sessions.


Copyright & Terms of Use

For copyright information and a summary of how this resource can and cannot be used, please review the Terms of Use Page.


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