ASSIGNMENT: Natural Disasters & Severe Weather
Include your name and name of the assignment.
Include the titles of the two natural disasters presented.
The paper must be typed, double spaced and proofread.
The paper must be 4-5 pages long. 5 points
Visuals like maps, pictures, and graphs (which help explain some of the underlying causes/effects of the events) should be referenced in your writing (and attached as addition to the 4-5 pages essay). 5 points
Use at least six (6) key terms – at least 3 for each event, applicable to your events whenever possible. Youll find them on the last page of each chapter or anywhere in textbook). Write key terms in bold. The more, the better! Worth 5 points. Example: That was an air mass that formed
Give bibliographic information (references). Include all sources of information. Feel free to use any sources you like.
The paper must include any two natural disasters that happened anywhere on earth during the course of our class, or a few months earlier. Natural disasters: Earthquakes, Extreme Heat /Cold, Floods, Hurricanes, Landslides & Mudslides, Tornadoes, Tsunamis, Volcanoes, Wildfires, Winter Weather etc.
Whatever you choose to work on, you must research the events in depth, document it and be able to answer questions like:
– What happened? 5 points
– Where it happened? 5 points
– Why there? What is the science behind the events? Connect what you are learning to your specific current events. This is the most important question and worth 10 points.
– What are the implications? 5 points
– Why do we care? 5 points
– What can we expect in the future? 5 points