Explain how avalanches are caused and when they happen most often. Next, discuss the people who study avalanches and where avalanches occur. After this, discuss what to do if you find yourself in an avalanche by telling students what to do before, during, and after an avalanche. Tell students that the best way to avoid getting in an avalanche is to avoid areas that have been declared unsafe. If they do plan to go on the mountain, they should make sure to go with a friend, wear safety gear, and check the weather before going. Discuss with students that if they do see an avalanche, the best way to survive is to move to the side (as far as possible) and to grab a tree. If that's not possible, try to make swimming motions to stay on top of the snow as it falls. Another tip is to make an air pocket and hold an arm up to make finding you easier. The final stage is of course after the avalanche. Tell students that they should try to call 911 and try to avoid hypothermia (which will be easier if they are wearing the right gear). The best, but most difficult tip for the students is to stay calm. Discuss why it is important to stay calm with the students. Have students draw lines between an action and whether it should be done before, during, or after an avalanche. Then ask students to fill in the blanks with words from the word bank. Challenge students to spin the wheel and name at least one thing that they could do before/during/after an avalanche.