Natural Disaster Lesson for Kids


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Which of the following is NOT a type of natural disaster?

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1. A natural disaster is a(n) _____ event.

2. What is the name of the system that warns people of a natural disaster?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You've seen them in the movies, and more sadly, in the news. Hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes are all some of the dangerous things that Mother Nature can throw at us. The questions on this worksheet and quiz test you on some facts about natural disasters, what the system is that warns us when they're coming, and a famous organization that works hard to help when these things happen.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions on the quiz include:

  • What kind of event a natural disaster is
  • The name of a volunteer organization that helps in these events
  • Which system warns people when a natural disaster is likely

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - understand what you have read about the food item that the Earth's crust is a bit like
  • Information recall - remember what you read about natural disasters to choose a word that describes them
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to find the event in a list that isn't a natural disaster

Additional Learning

Take a look at the lesson called, Natural Disaster Lesson for Kids if you would like to know more. This lesson will teach you how to:

  • Tell how high the tallest recorded tsunami wave was
  • Explain how tornadoes and hurricanes are different
  • Name a U.S. state where many earthquakes occur