The science behind natural disasters

Stage 3 students are investigating natural disasters in science. In library lessons, we are particularly looking the properties of these disasters, and how they form.

How do tornadoes form? – James Spann [TED-Ed]

What are hurricanes, typhoons and tropical cyclones?

On this day 24th of December | Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin [1974]

What is an earthquake? | The Dr Binocs Show | Educational Videos For Kids

On this day 28th of December | 1989 Newcastle earthquake

How tsunamis work – Alex Gendler [TED-Ed]

Tsunamis 101 | National Geographic

Natural sounds, natural disasters

Next week, Stage 2 students will be predicting and researching the sounds of natural disasters in their science and technology unit, “Light, sound and communication”. These Youtube video clips will be useful:

Mount St. Helens disintegrates in enormous landslide

Amazing standstill tornado

Scientist gets too close to lava lake! – Richard Hammond’s Journey to the centre of the planet – BBC

Super creepy sounds in the sky during a storm in Finland!

The most shocking video of the tsunami in Japan

Skiing – Avalanches

Untamed Earth – Avalanche! (snow avalanche; lava avalanche)

Nyamulagira volcano continues to erupt

Hurricane effects: strong winds and lightnings