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Flooding - causes and consequences

Source(s):  Practical Action

Flooding causes and consequences provides ideas for lesson activities together with supporting images, videos and web links suitable for KS1 and 2 students.

The videos contain powerful images of how the lives of some children in developing countries are affected by extreme weather events.

Teaching material to support Flooding Causes and Consequences

Causes of flooding: What are the different causes of flooding? Why are some places more susceptible than others? What is climate change and how is it related to flooding? Are there positive results from some flooding?

Preparing for a flood: Practical activities in which pupils investigate and experiment with different ways of trying to prevent flooding, mitigate against its possible impact and devise emergency plans. 

Impact of floods: Activities in which students discuss, role play news reports, write and act out a play on the effects of flooding and design and make a model raft.

After the flood: Students compare the results of flooding in the UK and developing countries. They also simulate erosion of riverbanks and discuss why people live in floodplains where flooding is always a danger.


Format Printed documents

Target audiences


Group: Children

Sub-group: Primary school age (6-11 years)

Educational usage

educational usage Extra-curricular/Informal
Extra Curricular Architecture/Engineering/Construction

Additional information

Published in United Kingdom

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  • Year of publication 2018
  • Language(s) English
  • Price Free

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