When a tidal wave destroyed coastal villages or earthquakes toppled towns in
ancient times, people believed the gods and goddesses were angry. Natural
disasters remain mysterious and unpredictable.
Tornadoes, tsunamis and
other "acts of God" provide an endless source of fascination.
Whether you're creating a science project or preparing for a
future career as a storm chaser, you'll find tons of information on the Web.
Elementary students should check out
The Disaster Area,
a fun site from the Federal Emergency
Management Agency that is packed with information on tornadoes, hurricanes,
earthquakes, tsunamis and more. Find facts, explode myths and play games to
test your disaster IQ.
Good sites on Hurricanes are blowin' around out there, too.
The Fema Hurricane site explains how these mighty storms are tracked and has a lot of fun games to play.
The Tropical Prediction Center's National Hurricane Center offers satellite images and information on
Last, but by no means least, the tsunami is an awesome and powerfully
disastrous phenomena. Go to the
Pacific Tsunami Museum's FAQ
for a great introduction.
Washington University's site Tsunami!
includes links to current research on tsunamis, statistics and more