Lesson Worksheet: Natural Hazards: Weather Science • 4th Grade

In this worksheet, we will practice defining weather hazards and describing their impact.


What can be a long-term benefit of flooding?

  • AThere are more places to swim.
  • BLand can be made more fertile.
  • CThere is less land for growing crops.


What type of severe weather event is shown in this satellite image?

Hurricane Irma
  • AA hurricane
  • BA tornado
  • CA blizzard


This photograph shows an avalanche.

Avalanche from Khan Tengri Peak

Select another photograph that shows an avalanche.

  • A
    Landslide rocks blocking
  • B
    Winter in the swiss alps
  • C
    landslide on a mountain road


This house was damaged by a tropical storm with very high winds.

Hurricane Katrina destroyed home

What is the name of the natural hazard that caused the damage to the house?

  • AA tornado
  • BA hurricane
  • CA blizzard


This photograph shows a wildfire. Wildfires are more likely to occur when there is little or no rainfall.

Wildfire is burning trees and dry grass in the forest

What do we call a period of time with little or no rainfall?

  • AA drought
  • BA flood
  • CA blizzard


Walking is not easy in the weather shown in this photograph.

The blizzard, strong wind.

Fill in the blank: The photograph shows .

  • Aa typhoon
  • Ba blizzard
  • Can avalanche


Which of the following natural hazards can happen very quickly without any warning?

  • AWildfires
  • BTornados
  • CAvalanches
  • DAll of the above


True or False: A flood can happen when there is too much water caused by ice suddenly melting in a river.

  • ATrue
  • BFalse


This picture shows Hurricane Dora approaching the state of Florida in the United States.

Hurricane near florida, USA

Complete the following statement: Hurricanes always begin over oceans.

  • Afrozen
  • Bwarm
  • Ccold


In the story The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy’s house is lifted up by a natural hazard shown in the photo. What is the name of the hazard?

Tornado wrecking Dorothy's house
  • AA hurricane
  • BA blizzard
  • CA tornado

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