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Take a closer look at some of the natural disasters that occur on our planet. We’ll talk about Earth’s tectonic plates and the volcanoes and earthquakes that occur at the boundaries. We’ll also look at our atmosphere; discuss certain weather patterns, and how hurricanes form. Other disasters will include: tsunamis, droughts, floods, and wildfires, and we will discuss the impact these disasters have on us.

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experience: Science on a Sphere
grade: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
NGSS: Earth and Space Science, ESS1: Earth's Place in the Universe, ESS1.C: The History of Planet Earth, ESS2: Earth's Systems, ESS2.A: Earth Materials and Systems, ESS2.B: Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions, ESS3: Earth and Human Activity, ESS3.B: Natural Hazards, ESS3.D: Global Climate Change, MS-ESS1-1, MS-ESS1-2, MS-ESS1-3, MS-ESS1-4, K-ESS2-2, 5-ESS2-1, 5-ESS2-2, 4-ESS3-1, 4-ESS3-2, MS-ESS3-1, MS-ESS3-2, MS-ESS3-3, MS-ESS3-4, MS-ESS3-5