Take these natural disaster quizzes, and share in the comments section how you did and what were the three most interesting things you learned from them and why you found them interesting.
Place the url address of your annotated pages in the comments section of this post.
You might also want to pick a newspaper article on Natural Disasters from any of the following sources:
Complete this Internet Scavenger Hunt (the page calls it a Webquest) on Natural Disasters. You can write the answers on a Word document and then upload it to the Internet using File2.ws. Then paste the url address of your answers in the comments section.
After you have completed +this Internet Scavenger Hunt, please pick one natural disaster and create your own Hunt for other students to complete. Use different links and different questions. Create it in a Word document and use File2.ws again.
Go to a webpage (that has a lot of text) under the Natural Disasters section on Mr. Ferlazzo’s website. Copy the url address of the page.
Then go to Awesome Highlighter and paste the url address of the page you chose.
Highlight no more than three words in each paragraph that you think show the main ideas and most important points from that paragraph. Please put the link to your page in the comments section.
Choose a few sentences from one of the websites under Natural Disasters on Mr. Ferlazzo’s website. Then go to one of these online drawing sites:
Draw a picture of what the text makes you see in your mind. Include the text either in the drawing itself or next to the link you post in the comments section.
Go to the Natural Disasters section of Mr. Ferlazzo’s website. Click on any of the links you find there that look interesting.
In the comments section here, write five things you learned and five questions about things you’d like to learn more about. Also, please include which website or websites you visited.
Use Zee Maps, Quikmaps, Maptrot or UMapper to make a map of major natural disasters. Your map can show different kinds of disasters, or the same (such as an earthquake) that has happened in different places.
Please write several sentences, in your own words, about each disaster.
Zeemaps lets you insert an image into your description, but Quikmaps just lets your write text.
Put the link to your map in the comments section. You can make as many maps as you like.
Here’s a simple example of an Earthquake map:
Please write a short report that goes with a slideshow you create about natural disasters. You can make a slideshow that is about a kind of natural disaster — avalanche, volcano, flood, earthquake, drought, etc — or one about a specific disaster — Katrina, the recent Chinese earthquake, the San Francisco earthquake, etc.
You can make as many slideshows as you want.
Copy and paste the link to your slideshows in the comments section.
Go to Sacramento Flood Maps. Click on the “Rescue” maps for the area you live in (probably either South Sacramento or The Pocket).
The areas in red will flood immediately. People who live in the yellow area will have a little time to escape.
Which color area is your home located in? What would you take with you if you only had a few minutes to escape the flood? Why?
The road in green are the safe ways to leave. Which road would you take?
If members of your family were in different places when the flood began, do you have a place where you would meet?
Watch this animation of Sacramento being flooded.