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Hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanoes, and earthquakes…Earth has many dangerous natural disasters!  Here is a list of websites to explore different kinds of natural disasters.

 

                                                                                                      

 

 

Natural Disasters – General Information

 

Brain POP – Natural Disaster Movie

A fun movie about many different natural disasters.

 

Fact Monster – Natural Disasters

Lots of great information about natural disasters!

 

 

 

 

 

Tornadoes

 

Exploring Earth – 3D Tornado Animation

View a computer generated animation of how a tornado spins.

 

FEMA’s Disaster Connection – Tornadoes

Tornado facts and safety.

 

Web Weather for Kids – Tornadoes, Thunderstorms, & Lightning

Map of U.S. tornadoes, how tornadoes form, and pictures.

 

How Stuff Works – Tornadoes

Pictures and videos explaining how tornadoes form.

 

KidStorm – Tornado

Pictures and diagrams – great site!

 

Make Your Own “Tornado in a Bottle”

Instructions to make your own “Tornado in a Bottle” using stuff you have at home!

 

National Geographic: Tornadoes

Types of tornadoes, pictures, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

Earthquakes

 

FEMA’s Disaster Connection – Earthquakes

Earthquake information and safety.

 

Oology – Plates on the Move

Click on “Explore How Plates Effect Your World” to explore earthquakes and volcano eruptions. 

Click on “Find out the Power of Plates” to see why earthquakes and volcanoes happen.

GREAT LINK!

 

Interactive Earthquake

Explore how plates move and cause earthquakes.  Very cool site!  *Requires Flash player.  Not compatible for Mac.

                                                       

 

 

 

Hurricanes

 

FEMA’s Disaster Connection – Hurricanes

Hurricane information and safety.

 

Web Weather for Kids – Hurricanes

How hurricanes form, pictures, and stories.

 

Storm Science – Hurricanes

Make your own hurricane model, see how hurricanes form, and much more!

 

Hurricane Tracker Atlantic Ocean Chart

Print out this tracker chart to follow the next hurricane in the Atlantic.

 

Test Your Hurricane Vocabulary!

Fill in the blanks (Cloze Procedure) and test your knowledge of hurricane vocabulary.

 

 

 

Volcanoes

 

FEMA’s Disaster Connection – Volcanoes

Volcano information and safety.

 

Oology – Plates on the Move

Click on “Explore How Plates Effect Your World” to explore earthquakes and volcano eruptions. 

Click on “Find out the Power of Plates” to see why earthquakes and volcanoes happen.

GREAT LINK!

 

Volcano Model

Print and cut out this awesome volcano model.

 

 

Test Your Volcano Vocabulary!

Fill in the blanks (Cloze Procedure) and test your knowledge of volcano vocabulary.

 

National Geographic: Volcanoes

Information about volcanoes and the infamous Mt. Vesuvius that covered the city of Pompeii almost 2,000 years ago.                                           

 

 

 

 

 

Tsunamis

 

FEMA’s Disaster Connection – Tsunamis

Tsunami information and safety.

 

Enchanted Learning – Tsunami

Diagrams, pictures, and more!

 

 


Avalanche

 

FEMA’s Disaster Connection – Floods

Flood information and safety.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Floods

 

FEMA’s Disaster Connection – Floods

Flood information and safety.

 

 

 

 

 

Wildfires

 

FEMA’s Disaster Connection – Wildfires

Wildfire information and safety.

 

National Geographic: Wildfires

Information about why wildfires are needed for nature and the destruction they cause.