NEW 2015 RESOURCES
Floods Theme Page
Below are the CLN "Theme Pages" which supplement the study of floods. CLN's
theme pages are collections of useful Internet educational resources within
a narrow curricular topic and contain links to two types of information. Students
and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help
them learn about this topic. In addition, there are links to instructional materials
(lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme.
Water Quality Theme Page
General Floods Resources
Here are a number of links to other Internet resources which contain information and/or other links related to floods. Please read our disclaimer.
- The BC Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection provides various information
about flooding in BC including: flood hazard management, floodplain mapping,
emergency response (e.g., sandbag dike construction), picture images.
- Dartmouth College in the US uses remote sensing technology as a tool for
early detection, mapping, measurement, and analysis of world-wide extreme
flood events. In addition to downloadable satellite images, there is a register
of international large river flooding for the last several years in their
- The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency has developed this site so
that young students can learn about various disasters, what to do during and
before them, and what causes them. The site also includes activities (games,
quizzes, challenges), a library of resources (e.g., pictures), and resources
for parents and teachers.
- Here's an interactive lesson for students in grades 3-10 about flash floods
and other types of floods. Topics include identifying different types of floods,
preparing for a flood, flood watches and warnings. A teacher's guide is included
as are a student assignment and quiz.
- This web site is a companion to a Nova program on the flooding of the upper
Mississippi flood plain in 1993. Students can read how people dealt with the
deluge and learn the benefits of a flood. A teacher's guide is available.
How Can Water be Powerful Enought to Move a House?
- Newton's Apple, a public television production, provides student activities
so that they can better understand floods and their control.
What To Do Before and After
- Advice from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation on the precautions
one can take before a flood and what one can do afterwards to repair damages.
Stories From Around the World
- Story legends about floods organized by region of the world.
Doing My Job
- In this site, grade 6-10 students can learn how satellite images were used
to help flood evacuations during a 1993 US flood. In addition to the story,
the site contains student activities and a teacher's guide. There is also
a link to another NASA site in which students engage in activities to learn
more about remote sensing technology.
- This is the Government of Manitoba's Flood web site. In addition to announcements
about current potential flooding, it has information about the flood of 97
as well. Included are facts and figures of the flood, photographs, personal
health and safety guidelines, guidelines for what to do when returning to
flooded out residences, and advice on avoiding scams.
- The virtual diary of a free lance writer and photographer who chronicled
the Red River flood of 1997 (North Dakota and Manitoba) while it was happening.
Read their observations and view their pictures as they provided web coverage
of the flood.
Note: The sites listed above will serve as a source of curricular content
in Floods. For other resources in Science (e.g., curricular content in Earth
Science, General Science, Life Science, or Physical Science), or for lesson
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