In this activity, students work in small groups to select a 6-member disaster response team from a set of 12 biography cards.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • better understand the consequences of a volcanic eruption – on people and on infrastructure
  • discuss the most important needs for people after a volcanic eruption
  • discuss the utilities that would be given priority for restoration after an eruption
  • better understand the key personnel required to help manage the consequences of a volcanic eruption in their city, town or rural area.

Download the Word file (see link above) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • instructions on what you need and what to do
  • discussion questions
  • biography cards.

Useful links

The GNS site looks at the hazards of volcanic eruptions and what we should be prepared for.
www.gns.cri.nz/Home/Learning/Science-Topics/Volcanoes/Eruption!-What-to-do!

    Published 9 April 2010