Nature's Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters
Earthquakes. Volcanoes. Tornadoes. Hurricanes. This exhibition explores the causes and effects of our planet's most powerful natural disasters, and how humans study and prepare for them. The educator's guide will help you and your students investigate the exhibition.
Science and Literacy Activities
These activities, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts, introduce students to scientific knowledge and language related to natural hazards. Students will read content-rich texts, visit Nature’s Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters, and use what they have learned to complete a CCSS-aligned writing task.
StepReads are alternate, more accessible versions of the original grade-level text developed by ReadWorks. They can be downloaded below. In addition, research-based question sets focused on literacy are available for each text at ReadWorks.org (see links below).
Use these free online resources before or after your visit to further explore themes presented in the Nature's Fury exhibition.
What causes volcanoes to erupt? How do scientists study them? Explore one of the most powerful, destructive volcanic eruptions in history.
Earthquakes are happening all the time. Most are so small that people don’t even feel them. But some can be very powerful.
What causes tornadoes and how do scientists study them?
How do simple storms turn into swirling hurricanes? How do scientists study and predict them? Find out on Ology.