Unit 8.6: "Playing it Safe": Reducing the Impacts of Natural Hazards
In this unit, students take on the role of scientists who conduct a Hazard Assessment for one U.S. state. They use historical data to support a long-term forecast about which natural hazard is likely to most threaten the state. They investigate what causes the hazard and the damages associated with it. Based on this information, they identify technologies that the state could invest in to reduce the hazard’s negative effects on people and property.
Unit Challenge Question: How can science and engineering help protect people from natural hazards?
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