Laney Lee

MS-ESS3-2 Natural Hazards Stations – Data Analysis




Dive deeper into natural hazards with this engaging set of natural hazards stations that focuses on data analysis! With this resource, your students will be investigate maps and graphs covering 10 different natural hazards and draw conclusions from each.


Each station includes a graph or map and several questions that encourage students to think deeply about the topic including how to predict and prevent future damage from these events.


Topics covered include:

  • earthquakes
  • tsunamis
  • volcanoes
  • floods
  • droughts
  • fires
  • landslides/avalanches
  • blizzards
  • hurricanes
  • tornadoes


This lesson is aligned with the following NGSS standard:


MS-ESS3-2 Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects.


Who is this natural hazards stations resource for?

This resource can be used by classroom teachers, tutors, and parents of students in grades 6-9.


How Can I Use this Resource?

  • Emergency Sub Plans
  • An independent work station in a set of stations
  • Flipped Classroom pre-reading
  • Whole or small group opportunity to model and teach Close Reading strategies and annotation
  • Differentiation – Assign this reading as reteaching for students who have yet to show mastery.
  • Differentiation – Assign this as a project for students who are already showing mastery
  • Homework
  • Creation of Independent Work Packet for students who are not able to be present for direct instruction.
  • Extension activity for early finishers
  • Use as a square on a Choice Board
  • Interactive Notebooks: Print 2 pages in one and cut apart. Glue mini pages into notebooks with room for annotations on the side
  • Interactive Notebooks: Print entire PDF as a mini booklet and add to notebooks using these simple instructions.
  • Assessment either formative or summative.


What’s Included?

Purchase includes a printable PDF file in color. On page 2 of this resource you will find a link to student friendly Google Doc version of the file. You will be able to copy the file and use them with Google Classroom or any other paperless initiative.


Please take a look at the preview file to see more of this resource.


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