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Natural Disaster Word Wall Vocabulary

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Sixty-nine natural disaster related vocabulary cards for a word wall.

Print out these Natural Disaster Word Wall Vocabulary cards and cut them along the line. Stick them up around your room to immerse your students in the content specific vocabulary.

There is a blank sheet provided at the end for any extra words that your students may want to add.

Words include:

tsunami, natural disasters, volcano, tornado, avalanche, earthquake, blizzard, drought, bushfire, tremor, dust storm, magma, twister, windstorm, heat wave, cyclone, forest fire, flood, fire, hailstorm, lava, lightning, high-pressure, hail, hurricane, seismic, erosion, whirlpool, Richter scale, whirlwind, cloud, thunderstorm, barometer, gale, blackout, gust, force, low-pressure, volt, snowstorm, rainstorm, storm, nimbus, violent storm, sandstorm, casualty, Beaufort scale, fatal, fatality, cumulonimbus, death, lost, destruction, money, tension, cataclysm, damage, uproot, underground, destroy, arsonist, wind scale, arson, rescue, permafrost, disaster, fault, scientist and shelter.

Natural Disaster Vocabulary

tsunami Natural disasters volcano
tornado avalanche earthquake
blizzard drought bushfire
tremor dust storm magma
twister windstorm heat wave
cyclone forest fire flood
fire hailstorm lava
lightning high-pressure hail
hurricane seismic erosion
whirlpool Richter scale whirlwind
cloud thunderstorm barometer
gale blackout gust
force low-pressure volt
snowstorm rainstorm storm
nimbus violent storm sandstorm
casualty Beaufort scale fatal
fatality cumulonimbus death
lost destruction money
tension cataclysm damage
uproot underground destroy
arsonist wind scale arson
rescue permafrost disaster
fault scientist shelter
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it would be great if the backgrounds could match the word to help EAL students de-code

Jen Hall · Oct 10th, 2018

Hi Jen,
I agree this would be a great way for visual learners to pick up the words also. As this resource is an editable word wall, it isn’t possible to have the words match the pictures. If this is something you would like, please submit a Resource Request by clicking the link below:


If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kristian · Oct 12th, 2018

I edited the list of words as my class doesn’t need them. Perfect for my Grade 5/6 class and colourful on the wall.

Ellen Brown · Mar 25th, 2015

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