Natural hazards and plate tectonics

Factsheets and Resources

Volcanoes - Teacher notes and student activities
This comprehensive booklet explains the types, causes, products and distribution of volcanoes around the world and includes Australian examples. Student activities include an eruption role play. 

Earthquakes - Teacher notes and student activities
This booklet focuses on earthquakes including their causes, measurement, distribution and monitoring. The booklet also catalogues significant Australian earthquakes. Student activities are included, one of which is 'Epicentre Hunt'.

Tsunami - Teacher Notes and Student Activities
Tsunamis are associated with earthquakes, landslides or volcanic eruptions that occur in, or adjacent to, the ocean. This usually results in the sudden movement of water. This booklet explains the causes of tsunamis, detection and warning systems. Student activities included.

Landslides - Teacher Notes and Student Activities

Landslides are one of Australia's most dangerous natural hazards and result from a mass movement of material down a slope or cliff face. This booklet explains the nature of landslides and gives examples of various historical landslides that have occurred in Australia. Student activities included.

Posters

Activities

Tectonic Plates Jigsaw Puzzle
World elevation map that shows the shape of the major tectonic plates. Print on two A3 pages, then cut out the shapes and fit them together (see instruction document).