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Natural Disasters – Instructional Slide Deck

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide | 1 page | Grades: 3 - 5

Investigate rapid changes to Earth's surface and other natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and landslides with this instructional slide deck.

Natural Disasters for Kids

Are you starting to teach your students about natural disasters? If you are looking for a ready-to-go slide deck that covers this science material with integrated check-for-understanding points, you have come to the right place! 

This instructional slide deck is an engaging and interactive way to help your students learn how the Earth can change quickly. Over a series of 27 slides, students will examine images and informational text and participate in activities to understand different natural disasters. The natural disasters covered in this presentation are:

  • Volcanoes
  • Earthquakes
  • Landslides
  • Flooding
  • Tsunamis
  • Hurricanes

Learn About Rapid Changes’ to Earth’s Surface

Use this instructional slide deck to help your third and fourth-graders understand the different types of natural disasters. Students will learn about

  • How the surface changes
  • What causes each natural disaster
  • Where they take place
  • And other fun facts!

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your science lessons. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by 

  • Complete the instructional slides in short, 10-15 minute “chunks” to allow for processing.
  • Provide students with a printout of the slides to refer to during the lesson.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the download button to download the editable Google Slides resource.

This resource was created by Kaylyn Chupp, a teacher in Florida and Teach Starter Collaborator.


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