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Natural Hazards

Through interactive investigation students are given an overview of a variety of natural hazards, the science behind them and their impacts on humankind. Students will work with a large Google Earth data set and will manipulate the data as they see fit to determine where to build San Francisco’s next major hospital!


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Curriculum for Excellence Links


Social Studies | People, Place and Environment

  • Having investigated processes which form and shape landscapes, I can explain their impact on selected landscapes in Scotland, Europe and beyond. SOC 3-07a
  • I can identify the possible consequences of an environmental issue and make informed suggestions about ways to manage the impact. SOC 3-08a

Social Studies | People in Society, Economy and Business

  • Having considered responses to a recent international crisis, I can contribute to a discussion of the effectiveness of the responses. SOC 3-19b

Technologies | Digital Literacy

  • I can explore and use the features of a range of digital technologies, integrated software and online resources to determine the most appropriate to solve problems. TCH 3-01a
  • I can select and use digital technologies to access, select relevant information and solve real world problems. TCH 4-01a

Literacy | Listening and Talking | Tools for Listening and Talking

  • When I engage with others, I can make a relevant contribution, encourage others to contribute and acknowledge that they have the right to hold a different opinion. I can respond in ways appropriate to my role and use contributions to reflect on, clarify or adapt thinking. LIT 3-02a