Introduction to Natural Hazards

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This module contains:

  •  An editable PowerPoint lesson presentation
  • Editable revision handouts
  • A glossary that covers the key terminologies of the module
  • Topic mindmaps for visualising the key concepts
  • Printable flashcards to help students engage active recall
  • A quiz with an answer key to test knowledge and understanding of the module

Natural Hazards: Introduction

A hazard is defined as something that causes a potential risk to human life or to property. These bring about disasters which in turn cause structural damage, death, and ultimately, interruption of human activities.

With this, natural hazards are naturally occurring physical phenomena caused either by rapid or slow onset events, which pose a risk to human life and property.

This ​A-Level Introduction to ​Natural Hazards module introduces the following to your students:

  • Define what natural hazards and disasters are
  • Identify the different kinds of hazards and their examples
  • Describe the factors that affect disaster risk
  • Explain the global trend when it comes to disasters and their impact
  • Describe the distribution of hazards around the world
  • Identify different ways to prepare and manage hazards, and
  • Use all these concepts to explain disaster occurrence and its factors

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More Natural Hazards Modules

Introduction is one lesson in our Natural Hazards module. The other theory lessons can be found below:

Tectonic Hazards

Volcanic Hazards

Mass Movement

Weather Hazards