Free teaching resource

Natural Disasters – Vocabulary Cards

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 5 pages | Grades: 3 - 4

Reinforce science vocabulary in your classroom with this set of free word wall cards that focus on natural disasters.

Natural Disasters for Kids

Are you in need of a fun way to review science vocabulary words with your students? Teach Starter has created a set of 15 word wall cards that you can use with your students when learning about the rapid changes to Earth’s surface.

This set of vocabulary cards includes a word, picture, and definition for each. Some of the words included in this download include:

  • Volcano
  • Earthquake
  • Landslide
  • Flood
  • Hurricane
  • And more!

How to Use our Free Natural Disasters Vocabulary Cards

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

In addition to individual student work time, use this set of word wall cards to enhance learning through guided science groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments. 

🏃 Relay Race

Divide students into two team lines and show a definition to the students at the front of each line. The student that produces a correct vocabulary term first wins the flashcard. The team with the most flashcards at the end of the game wins!

💃 Mirror Game🕺

This activity works best with small groups because you’ll need enough dry-erase boards and markers for each student. Divide your class into 2 groups seated in 2 lines facing each other. Choose a vocabulary card and project the definition for all to see. Give students a set time to record the vocabulary term on their board. On your cue, the students turn their boards around so their partner can see their answers. If both students in a pair have the correct answer, they get 2 points. If one has the correct answer, the team gets 1 point.

Make sure to check out some of our other resources that cover natural disasters!

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the color PDF, black and white PDF, or editable Google Slides version of this resource.

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

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

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