Teen Health Course 3

Chapter 20: Safety and Emergencies

Student Web Activities - Lesson 3 - Be Prepared for Natural Disasters

Be Prepared!


Preparing for natural disasters before they occur is the key to staying safe when one occurs. On the Web site below, you will have the chance to learn about eleven different kinds of natural disasters and how to prepare for them.

Link to explore : Center for Disease Control and Prevention:



  • Start at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Web site.
  • Click on and explore the "Earthquakes" and "Tornadoes"” links.
  • Take notes as you read.
  • When you are done reading, answer the questions below.
  • Finally, using the information from the link, write a script for a public radio announcement that educates listeners about how to prepare for one of the disasters you studied.

What is the most important thing that will keep you safe when a natural disaster occurs?
What kinds of things can you do to prepare for a natural disaster?
What can you do during an earthquake to stay safe?
Why is it not a good idea to stay in a mobile home during a tornado?
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