In this activity, students select items to include in a home disaster kit in case of emergency and calculate how much food and water they will need to include in a disaster kit for their family.

By the end of this activity, students should understand:

  • that everyone faces danger from natural disasters
  • that we can help reduce the impact of a disaster by being prepared
  • the contents of a basic emergency kit
  • what sort of items should not be included in an emergency kit and why
  • where to find out information about emergencies and being prepared.

Download the Word file (see link below) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • instructions on what you need and what to do
  • discussion questions
  • extension activities
  • student worksheets.
    Published 9 April 2010