This free online game is provided by the UN's International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR). It is targetted at children aged between 9-16 and aims to teach how villages and cities can be made to be more resilient to disasters. By playing the game children learn how the location and construction materials of houses can make a difference when disasters strike and how early warning systems, evacuation plans and education can save lives.
The natural hazards explored through the game include tsunami, hurricane, earthquake, wildfire and flood. There are factsheets available to download on each of these, giving background information. There are also links to additional background information for teachers.
This game is for children all around the world to play, and so does not include any resources specifically for UK schools. However, it is still a great activity and discussion stimulus for Geography or Citizenship lessons.
Visit the website: Stop Disasters
Environment and Sustainability
KS2: ages 7-11, KS3: ages 11-14, KS4: ages 14-16