Natural Disasters: Relief Efforts
A collection of sites describing natural disasters and various relief efforts. Provides preparation and clean-up tips and how to protect family animals. Includes videos, games, and quizzes about natural disasters. eThemes Resources on specific disasters are included.
Resources for Parents and Teachers
Here are tips for parents and teachers who have children or students that have been affected by a natural disaster. Includes a booklist of books dealing with children in natural disasters.
CDC: Emergency Preparedness and Response from Natural Disasters
This site provides preparedness and response for various types of natural disasters. Includes topics on staying safe from diseases, clean up after disasters, power outages, protecting pets, and more.
Be Red Cross Ready
Watch an online presentation of a three-step plan on how to prepare for disaster from Red Cross. Include downloadable plans and checklists.
Masters of Disaster
Here are resources for teachers to teach about disaster preparedness in a classroom. Includes lesson plans and activities.
Talking to Children about Natural Disasters
This page provides information on helping children cope with natural disasters.
Safe Water in a Disaster
This video shows how to use household supplies to make safe water during a disaster.
eThemes: Natural Disasters: Floods and Drought
Contains 14 sites that explain how natural disasters such as volcanoes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes develop. Also contains news and history of disasters. Most sites are graphic-heavy and somewhat interactive.
eThemes Resource: Natural Disasters: Earthquakes
These sites tell about the predictions, safety, causes, and the history of earthquakes. Includes quizzes, animation, and simulations.
eThemes Resource: Natural Disasters: Volcanoes
Information and facts about volcanoes in general, volcanoes throughout history, and the construction of volcano models. Many sites include interaction and video.
eThemes Resource: Weather: Thunderstorms and Lightning
Weather-related sites focusing on thunderstorms and lightning. Sites contain explanations, photographs, video, and graphics.
eThemes Resource: Natural Disasters: Avalanches and Blizzards
These sites are about avalanches and blizzards and how they form. Also includes information about winter storms and snow. Learn about rescue dogs used in avalanches. There are photographs and videos of these natural disasters.
eThemes Resource: Natural Disasters: Tsunamis
These sites contain information about tsunamis and what causes them. See photos and video of their destructive power when they reach land. Includes color sheets to print out and an online picture book.
eThemes Resource: Weather: Hurricanes
These sites are all about hurricanes. Watch videos on how they form and their strength. See weather maps and learn how to prepare for a hurricane.
eThemes Resource: Weather: Tornadoes
These sites contain basic information about tornadoes with illustrations, photographs, and many dramatic videos. Also includes safety procedures to follow during tornado watches and warnings. See U.S. maps that locate high-risk tornado areas and browse through tables of statistics. Try the hands-on activities.