Sunday, April 19, 2009

Stop Disasters - Disaster Simulation Game

Stop Disasters is a game designed for students to learn about natural disasters, disaster prevention, and city design. There are five game scenarios that students can play. Students can plan to prepare for hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, wildfires, and tsunamis. The scenarios are set in geographically accurate contexts of Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Caribbean.

For teachers Stop Disasters provides fact sheets to distribute to students about each type of natural disaster. Stop Disasters also provides teachers with teaching guides, lesson plan ideas, and links to additional reference materials.

Applications for Education
Stop Disasters could be a great game for geography teachers and Earth science teachers to use in their classrooms. In order to be successful in this game students have to have knowledge of geography concepts and Earth science concepts.

Here are some related resources that may be of interest to you:
My Mini City
Five Resources for Teaching About Earthquakes

Forces of Nature - Earth Science Resources
Hurricane Tracking Resources

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