Natural and Man-Made Disasters

Watch the videos on natural and man-made disasters.

What do you think is the difference between a natural and man-made disaster? What do you think has been the most devastating disaster on earth? Why?

Write a Voki explaining the differences between a natural and man-made disaster.

Research and unpack a seed based on one of the disasters in the videos. Your research should include what caused the disaster and the devastation that the disaster caused.

17 thoughts on “Natural and Man-Made Disasters

  1. The difference is manmade is caused by human and natural is things that just happen at any time.
    The most dangerous disaster I think is the earthquake because it can also cause floods and tsunami
    So that is what I think is the most dangerous disaster that I know.
    Floods are also caused by an earthquake not forgetting tsunamis to It is one of the most common disasters that has been heard from all around the world.

  2. The difference between a man-made and natural disaster is firstly, that a man-made disaster is caused by human, which means a human could’ve made a gas explosion or fire, and a natural disaster is caused by nature, like a tsunami or flood. Secondly, a man-made disaster normally has gas explosions and pollution because if humans were here, that means it would only be natural disasters. This means that a natural disaster always has something to do with something that earth creates, and that’s not built in by man.

    I think that an earthquake is the worst natural disaster because earthquakes can always be devastating, because the power of a fluctuating earthquake can shake people around, drop ceilings on their head which causes a knockout, it can cause things like cars or buildings to smash together. The worst case for an earthquake is that tsunamis can be triggered. Tsunamis happen when the earthquake makes a crack on the sea bed of a nearby sea and makes a massive wave to come through the city, which can kill many people.

  3. What do you think is the difference between a natural and man-made disaster? The difference between man-made and natural disasters are natural disaster are made by the environment and mad- made is if people didn’t makes something or do something. What do you think has been the most devastating disaster on earth? Why? I believe that the china floods in 1931 were the most devastating because it killed 4 million people which a natural disaster. I believe that Huang he flood China that was in 1938 was the worst man-made disaster because the death toll was 700,000 people.

  4. In my opinion the difference is that a natural disaster is that the disaster is not caused by humans but it is caused by the changing of the nature.
    What do you think has been the most devastating disaster on earth? Why? In my opinion that would be the Chinese floods because it was estimated that 4 million people were killed and that is almost a quarter of Australia’s population.

  5. The difference between natural and man-made disasters is, natural disasters is not made from humans it is just natural and it happens whenever it happens and no one can control it. When natural disasters happen people never expect it to happen it just happens out of the ordinary but if it happens it happens to kill lots of people because it is not known to happen much. When natural disasters happens, it managers to kill lots of people that make the population lower than normal.

    Man-made disasters are made by humans and it is only made because of the things that happen on earth because without doing those things we can’t make any man-made disasters happen that can destroy any homes of people. If the man-made disasters happen it is because the bad things we do just like pollution, because it happens if we dump rubbish into the oceans and that makes the pollution happen. When man-made disasters happen it doesn’t manage to kill lots of people but it is just really dangerous.

  6. I think the difference betten a natural and man- made dister is a man made dister is where a man builds it and it does something wrong.

    I think that a natural dister is something that wasn’t met to happen and nobody new about it.

  7. What do you think is the difference between a natural and man-made disaster?

    The difference between natural and man-made disasters is man-made are caused by man and natural disasters are caused by nature that man have no control over.

    What do you think has been the most devastating disaster on earth? Why?

    The China floods would be the most devastating disaster for me because that had killed about 4 million people what is about 1/5th of Australias population.

  8. What do you think is the difference between a natural and man-made disaster? The difference to a natural disaster and a human disaster is that natural disasters are caused (made) by nature and man-made disasters are caused (made) by humans.
    What do you think has been the most devastating disaster on earth?
    The china floods in 1931, because the death toll was 4 million people getting killed in a disaster caused (made) either by rain or humans.

  9. I think the differences between a natural disaster and a man made disaster is that a natural disaster normally happens and there is nothing that caused it that humans could’ve done and a man made disaster is when man makes it like someone getting a lighter and lighting all the trees on fire which is a man made bushfire or when people release the oils of toxic into the ocean because a ship got sunk.
    I think the most devastating natural disaster was the chinese floods that killed over four million people in china which is almost a quarter of Australias population I think the most worst man made disaster was the chemical plant one when the toxic formed a cloud and after they had to remove all food livestock and soil then incinerate it.

  10. I think that the different from naturel disasters and manmade disasters is that natural disasters are caused by Mother Nature like earthquake, cyclones and volcanos eruption. Manmade is like made out of factories, pollution that is manmade.
    I think that the most devastating disaster is nature disaster for example in China(China floods)that killed 4 million people.

  11. What do you think is the difference between a natural and man-made disaster? The difference between man made disasters and natural disasters is that man made disasters would not happen if we weren’t here, natural disasters on the other hand happen if we are there or not. What do you think has been the most devastating disaster on earth? I beleive the chinese flood in 1931 was the worst disaster. Why? The chinese flood killed 4 million people. That is about 20% of the population in Australia. That is absolutly devastating.

  12. The difference between natural disasters and man-made disasters is that a natural disaster is causes naturally and you never know when it is going to happen. If natural disaster happens you would have never known because it is just natural and it isn’t one that you would know.

    Man-made disaster is made by humans because of the things that we do that are really horrible that can cause a disaster. If the man-made disaster happens, it is because of what the humans have done to create the man-made disaster.

  13. A natural disaster is when something bad happens naturally without anybody knowing it is going to happen. Natural disasters aren’t known to happen and they aren’t known on when they are going to happen so people get prepared. A natural disaster just happens out of nowhere and people just get a natural disaster by surprise. People never know when a natural disaster is going to happen because it just turns out to be really shocking when people get a disaster in their country. A natural disaster is when people don’t know if something is going to happen but then it ends up happening and nobody seems to know when it is going to happen in the place that they are at because it happened on a day that it wouldn’t seem to happen on. Natural disasters that happen naturally are Earthquakes, Volcano eruptions, cyclone, Tsunamis, floods, Blizzards, hurricanes, tornados, bushfires, heatwaves and droughts.

    A man-made disaster is a disaster that is made by humans because if people didn’t use different types of things to make big disasters than no disasters would be made and nothing would happen to anyone. If humans didn’t use chemicals to make different things that end up making explosions that injury people really badly no disasters would happen and no one would get injured or hurt. Man-made disasters that are made by humans are pollution, oil gas leak, explosions, bushfires, toxic waste, floods and terrorist attack. When a man-made disaster is made, people are the only reason that it happened because if a man-made disaster is made it is always going to be made by humans because it is called a man-made disaster. A man-made disaster is only made when humans do something that is bad and something that is horrible that can destroy people’s homes and something that can kill people or injure people really badly.

    I think that the most devastating disaster is the earthquake because it is really dangerous and it has killed lots of people while destroying cities, homes, shops and streets. Earthquakes have been injuring lots of people and it makes people go missing. The reason I think that the earthquake is the most devastating because during the past years lots of people have been dying in hospitals, lots of people have been getting really hurt and lots of people are dying.

  14. A natural disaster is when something goes wrong naturally, without any notice of it happening. Natural disasters aren’t expected to happen; people have no idea that something is going to happen. Some people would think that natural disasters are sneaky, because they come out of nowhere. Natural disasters are different to other disasters because natural disasters just appear but normal disasters are mostly known to happen. Natural disasters can give you quite a shock because they are not known to be around on some countries. A natural disaster is when no one is in touch of knowing that something is happening, and most natural disasters are known to go onto the news when it has been one of the things that people are getting really terrified of, people are mostly sacred of natural disasters because of the wreck that happens with them, if a man-made disaster happened it would be on t.v straight away. Natural disasters that happen are mostly Earth Quakes, Volcano eruptions, Cyclones, Tsunamis, floods, Blizzards, hurricanes, Heat waves, Bushfires and droughts.

    A man-made disaster is a disaster made by a human, made by chemicals that make different disasters that make up bad things that people don’t like. Man-made disasters that are made by humans can be made up by different things such as pollution an oil leak, toxic waste, floods, explosions, bushfires and terrorists attacks.
    The consequences of disasters are that things that happens with the disasters are dangerous in ways because of the toxic that goes into the disasters that can posin you in ways of death, disasters can be very annoying at times, because the chemcials that are in the disasters that can make you have a disease or illnesses.

  15. Natural Disasters And Man-Made Disasters
    A natural disaster is something that happens naturally if we were there or not. For example, the big 10 tsunami in Japan happened naturally, a big earthquake underwater caused that tsunami, if we weren’t born on earth that still would have happened if we weren’t there, there wouldn’t have been a Japan, it would just be earth, uninhabited. Another example is a bush fire, bush fires can occur on really hot days, at night there is usually a thunderstorm, and the lighting from the thunderstorm will set things on fire. Depending on the size of the bush fire they can last up to weeks, again that will happen if we were there or not, except it burn a lot farther because we have firemen working on it and trying to put it out. Cyclones are basically tornados but they are made of water, they are very destructive and can cause lots of damage, they kill heaps of people like all other natural disasters.

    A man-made disaster is something that we humans cause, if we weren’t her those disasters won’t happen. For example, in the past humans have accidently made a toxic cloud, toxic clouds move like a normal cloud but look black, orange or even green. When the toxic cloud burst it wain release deadly toxins that could kill us. Another example is people light lots of matches and cigarettes and when they are done with the match or cigarette they just throw away on bush land most of the time, and depending on the weather it could start a bushfire, people have died by people light a bush fire, they couldn’t get out of their homes in time to escape. Do you like to hear about peoples deaths? Another man-made disaster is pollution. Pollution kills animals and affects our enviourment. The rubbish makes the earth look bad and dirty and messy, when you are walking down the street you could trip on a piece of rubbish and break your leg or arm. Also the rubbish kills our precious cute animals.

    Man-made disasters are far worse than natural disasters because we make them, we take people’s lives with our mistakes. If We need to be more careful and take heaps more care of our enviourment.

    Thank you for taking your time to read this piece on natural and man-made disasters.
    Author: Logan Flynn of 5/6A

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