4-ESS3-2: Natural Hazard Design Solution

Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural earth processes on humans. (Cause and Effect)

Clarification Statement: Examples of solutions could include designing an earthquake resistant building and improving monitoring of volcanic activity.

Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions.


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Natural hazards (earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions)
Design solutions (e.g earthquake resistant building, volcano monitoring, etc.)
Cause and Effect 


Learning Plans


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