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Natural Hazards - Quake, Rattle and Roll

Pupils will work in groups to investigate volcanoes, tsunamis, earthquakes, tornadoes and meteorites using a variety of models, props and animations. They will use their knowledge to consider how aspects such as building design and education can minimise the impact of these hazards and so prevent them becoming natural disasters.

  • Social Studies

People, place and environment: I can describe the physical processes of a natural disaster and discuss its impact on people and the landscape.


To extend my mental map and sense of place, I can interpret information from different types of maps and am beginning to locate key features within Scotland, UK, Europe or the wider world.


  • Technology

Craft, design, engineering and graphics: Through discovery and imagination, I can develop and use problem-solving strategies to construct models.

TCH 2-14a

I can use drawing techniques, manually or electronically, to represent objects or ideas, enhancing them using effects such as light, shadow and textures.

TCH 2-15a

  • Sciences

Forces, Electricity and Waves: By investigating forces on toys and other objects, I can predict the effect on the shape or motion of objects.

SCN 1-07a