Natural Resources and Disasters
by: Kate, Kacy, Faith & Jamashay
Rocks and Minerals
Rocks are the solid mineral material forming part of the surface of the earth and other similar planets. Rocks help stop erosion, which is a positive effect because that means that the land will erode slower.
Minerals are a solid inorganic substance of natural occurrence, without minerals we would not be able to have plants or any healthy food, we would just blow up!
Water (Fresh and Salt)
Desert do not have that much water. It is very hard to find water in a desert climate zone. Tropical Savannas have a lot of rain. It is a good water source. Lakes and rivers have a lot of freshwater that you could drink. Oceans have a lot of salt water. But you can not drink it.
Mountains affect avalanches because this natural disaster doesn't occur any where else. Avalanches occur when snow, ice, and rocks fall rapidly down a mountainside. Tundra is the normal climate zone of a mountain. So Tundras are where avalanches happen.
Blizzards can happen in any cold weather climate zone. The weather just has to have high winds and snow. Since blizzards can happen anywhere no specific land form affects them.
Humid subtropical and Tropical Rain forests are where these disastrous windy storms occur. The climate zones are normally found on tropical islands. The high-wind storms form only over tropical oceans. An ocean is a land form that affects these because the storms form in oceans.
Although earthquakes can happen anywhere. Earthquakes happen mainly between oceanic and continental plates. A delta is found between these plates. So earthquakes are affected by deltas because it is around where earthquakes happen. Marine west coast climate zones are located around oceans and land. Earthquakes are affected by this climate zone because the majority of earthquakes happen in Marine West Coast.
A tsunami is when a huge wave hits land. An ocean has to be there for it to occur. They need an ocean because that is where the wave comes from. Oceans are mostly in marine west coast that's the climate zone tsunamis happen in.
Storms (non cyclone)
Did you know that Lightning strikes every second many times? A lightning strike can be very dangerous because the lighting has a lot of electricity, it has both negative and positive energy. Also Lightning can sometimes cause other natural disasters after the storm.Finally. Lightning strikes can affect peoples houses because if a lightning bolt hits a house it can cause it to go on fire.
Volcanic Eruptions: A volcano lets out lava and ashes but volcanos are not a very common so they do not affect all people. Some people experience volcano’s and when they erupt they can be very dangerous so when people are on an island or somewhere you need to get away from the volcano because it has very hot burning lava, which is very dangerous.
Natural Disaster preperation
Every schoolchild in Japan will be familiar with earthquake drills in which alarms sound and children retreat under their desks to shelter from falling debris. In Tokyo kids after the earthquake walk around wearing protective helmets.