Ch 22: TASC Science: Natural Hazards

About This Chapter

Learn more about natural hazards from our professional instructors and their effective teaching style. Containing both video and text lessons, this Natural Hazards chapter can help you prepare for the TASC Science exam.

TASC Science: Natural Hazards - Chapter Summary

The causes and formation of hurricanes, cyclones and thunderstorms are some of the topics covered in this chapter to help you prepare for the TASC Science test. The Natural Hazards chapter covers the effects of natural events on habitats as well as the types, causes and effects of:

  • Tornadoes
  • Thunderstorms
  • Cyclones
  • Hurricanes
  • Floods
  • Volcanic hazards

The key topics in this chapter are broken down in the short, effective video lessons. After your initial review of the videos you can jump around to particular segments for another look with the video tags.

Objectives of the TASC Science: Natural Hazards Chapter

The TASC Science exam is written with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in mind to assess your knowledge for a high school equivalency credential. The test targets your content knowledge across three major areas, including the Earth and space science section that includes the topics found within this chapter. The whole Earth and space science subarea makes up 28% of the exam and includes primarily multiple-choice questions. You'll have a total of 85 minutes to complete this test.

7 Lessons in Chapter 22: TASC Science: Natural Hazards
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How Natural Events Change Habitats

1. How Natural Events Change Habitats

Natural events, like earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides and floods, can be very powerful and destructive. In this lesson, we will see firsthand how they can change human and wildlife habitats in both damaging and helpful ways.

What Are Tornadoes? - Definition, Causes & The Enhanced Fujita Scale

2. What Are Tornadoes? - Definition, Causes & The Enhanced Fujita Scale

Tornadoes are dangerous storms that affect millions of people. In this video lesson, you will learn how and where they form, as well as how scientists classify tornadoes using the Enhanced Fujita Scale.

What Are Thunderstorms? - Definition, Types & Formation

3. What Are Thunderstorms? - Definition, Types & Formation

Thunderstorms are common all over the world. In this video lesson, you will learn what they are, how they form and how they create thunder and lightning.

What Are Cyclones? - Types, Causes & Effects

4. What Are Cyclones? - Types, Causes & Effects

The word cyclone refers to many different types of storms. In this video lesson you will learn about how cyclones form, what makes each type different, and what their effects are on both people and the environment.

Hurricanes: Types, Formation, Causes & Effects

5. Hurricanes: Types, Formation, Causes & Effects

Hurricanes are dangerous storms that affect millions of people each year. But what are hurricanes and how do they form? In this video lesson you'll learn about where and how hurricanes develop as well as the types of hurricanes that are possible.

What Are Floods? - Causes, Types & Prevention

6. What Are Floods? - Causes, Types & Prevention

In this video lesson, you will study floods, their causes and their effects. You will learn to identify various methods that are used to prevent floods and explore how preventing natural flood cycles can lead to dangerous flood events.

Volcanic Hazards & Prevention: Landslides, Lahars & Tsunamis

7. Volcanic Hazards & Prevention: Landslides, Lahars & Tsunamis

Volcanic hazards are any volcanic process that can damage property or threaten life. Learn about volcanic hazards, such as landslides that can trigger lahars and tsunamis, and ways to prevent these hazards from threatening people's lives.

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