Flood Risk & Impact

The Flood Risks & Impacts Module asks students to consider the question, "How will flood risks and impacts change over the next 100 years?" This five-activity module helps students build an understanding of the variables that influence flooding, the risks that floods bring to people and their communities, and the impact of climate change through focused case studies and interactions with the Flood Explorer model. Students investigate the factors that influence flooding such as elevation, surface permeability, and extreme rain events as well as flood remediation methods like levees. Finally, they use their understanding of the hazards of flooding to make predictions about how climate change may affect future flood events.

To prepare to use this module in your class, first run the Teacher Edition, which adds a layer of teacher tips to the student version of the module. By the end of the module, you will be familiar with the curriculum and an expert on teaching with Flood Explorer.

Assignable student materials below

Package Includes

  • Teacher Edition
  • Class Dashboard
  • Pre- and Post-Test

Teacher Resources

Theory & Background

Introduction to the Flood Module
Description of the module structure and a summary of activities.

GeoHazard Strategies & Resources
Guide to teaching natural hazards and climate change.

Teaching Uncertainty & Risk
Guide to addressing uncertainty and risk.

Addressing Socioscientific Issues
Suggestions on exploring the social side of natural hazards.

Learning Goals & Assessment

Standards Alignment
The Flood module is aligned with NGSS, NSES, and AAAS.

Class Dashboard Guide
Track students' progress and responses in real-time.

Summary Table
Help students make connections between the activities and form a deeper understanding of floods, risk and impact.




These resources were developed by the GeoHazard project. Comments, questions, or feedback on the Flood Module? Please send them to geohazardteam@concord.org.