Tsunamis, or gigantic waves, are one of the most destructive natural disasters. Discover how they’re formed, deep under the ocean surface.

Tsunamis, or gigantic waves, are one of the most destructive natural disasters. Discover how they’re formed, deep under the ocean surface.

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The science of earthquakes is both fascinating and complicated, even in this over-simplified version.

The science of earthquakes is both fascinating and complicated, even in this over-simplified version.

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These vocabulary cards could be used in a center for a matching game or for a short descriptive response.

These vocabulary cards could be used in a center for a matching game or for a short descriptive response.

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http://webecoist.momtastic.com/2011/04/22/disaster-proof-architecture-13-super-strong-structures/
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This picture, taken on March 11, 2011 by Sadatsugu Tomizawa and released via Jiji Press on March 21,  shows tsunami waves hitting the coast of Minamisoma in Fukushima prefecture

This picture, taken on March 11, 2011 by Sadatsugu Tomizawa and released via Jiji Press on March 21, shows tsunami waves hitting the coast of Minamisoma in Fukushima prefecture

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Great infographic on record tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes. Have students create infographics for other topics!

Great infographic on record tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes. Have students create infographics for other topics!

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An image of the catastrophic reality of the force that comes with earthquakes. This photo, from the October 2005, Kashmir Earthquake, shows a building toppled completely to its side and the tragic rescue efforts that ensued.

An image of the catastrophic reality of the force that comes with earthquakes. This photo, from the October 2005, Kashmir Earthquake, shows a building toppled completely to its side and the tragic rescue efforts that ensued.

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