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VEPP: Part 1: Volcanic Hazards and Risk; Part 2: Monitoring an Active Volcano
Brittany Brand, University of Washington-Seattle Campus
This is an exercise that is in development and has not yet been fully tested in the classroom. Please check back regularly for updates and changes. Please contact the author if you have questions, concerns or ...

Lab using Volcano Scenarios: Hazard Maps and Communicating Risk
LeeAnn Srogi, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
This is a lab activity in which small groups of students work with maps, rocks, photographs of volcanic deposits, and textual data to construct a hazard map and a risk communication plan for a specific volcano. Each group is assigned a "volcano scenario," which is based on real volcanoes.

Explaining Seismic Hazard Probabilities
Mary Savina, Carleton College
This activity asks students to explain earthquake hazard probabilities to a lay audience of citizens, government officials and others.

Asbestos: Mineralogy, Health Hazards, and Public Policy
Helen Lang, West Virginia University
In this laboratory exercise students will have an opportunity to examine the crystal structures, optical properties and health hazards of the common asbestos minerals. The laboratory will reinforce optical ...

VEPP: Using volcano deformation data for lava flow hazard assessment and decision making, Part I: what do the instruments measure?
PRAJUKTI Bhattacharyya, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
This is an exercise that is in development and has not yet been fully tested in the classroom. Please check back regularly for updates and changes. Brief three-line description of the activity or assignment and ...

Developing a Multi-Hazard Mitigation Strategy
This page is authored by Rebekah Green, Western Washington University.
As a culminating assignment in Natural Hazards Planning, students work in teams to create 15-year mitigation strategy for a selected jurisdiction using the FEMA 386 methodology for prioritizing mitigation options.

Evaluating natural hazards data to assess the risk to your California home
Corrie Neighbors, University of California-Riverside
Students use a series of maps and natural hazard data to evaluate the risk to a building structure of their choice in the state of California. For each hazard, students rate the potential risk in two dimensions: (1) Probability - probability that a hazardous event "may" occur, and (2) Severity of Impact - the size of the impact in terms of cost and impact on human health.

ConcepTest: Earthquake Hazards
If you lived in a city located 20 km from the epicenter of a magnitude 6.7 earthquake, which of the following would you be most likely to experience? a) ground shaking b) landslides c) fault rupture d) tsunami e) ...

Is there a present volcanic hazard?
The volcanic processes that created the Yellowstone Geoecosystem are still active. One way that geoscientists determine the likelihood of a certain type of eruption occurring is by documenting how often they have ...

Role playing the 2009 L'Aquila Earthquake and trial to debate responsibility for communicating and understanding risks and natural hazards
Amber Kumpf, Muskegon Community College
In this activity, students reenact key events leading up to and following the 2009 L'Aquila Earthquake and trial. This leads into a debate on responsibility for communicating and understanding risks and natural hazards.


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