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Natural Disasters
   
General  Bushfires
Animated guide to natural disasters Interactive
- animation showing hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes,volcanoes and tsunami. From BBC

Forces of nature
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information, maps and case studies on tornadoes, hurricanes and volcanoes. From National Geographic

Natural disaster videos
- includes avalanches, volcanoes, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, storm surges and asteroids. From NeoK12

Natural disasters
- information and video clips on avalanches, earthquakes, floods, forest fires, hurricanes, landslides, volcanoes, supervolcanoes, tsunami and tornadoes. From BBC

Natural disasters
- fast facts and links. From Kids Connect

Natural disasters
- information on earthquakes, flooding and volcanoes. From European Space Agency


Bushfire basics
-- What is a bushfire? -- What causes bushfires? -- Where do bushfires occur? -- Historic events -- Image gallery. From Geoscience Australia

Bushfires
- bushfire safety. From Women's and Children's Health network.

Bushfires
- bushfire
information from Kidcyber

Bushfires - get the facts
- Types of fires -- causes of bushfires -- Ways to control bushfires. From Emergency Management Australia

Protecting lives and property
- activities for students from Country Fire Authority

Natural disasters - timeline Drought
Australia's worst cyclones: timeline
- from Australia Geographic

Cyclones: major tropical cyclones
- world's worst cyclones. From BBC

History of deadly earthquakes
- from BBC

Natural disasters in Australia
- timeline of natural disasters from Australian Government

Natural disasters in history
- timeline from World History project

Timeline of major floods in world history
- lists year, location and cause of floods. From Scholastic

Timeline of world tsunami
- 100 years of deadly tsunami. From ABC

Drought
- description of drought and its impact on wildlife. From Kidcyber

Drought: get the facts
- causes, forecasting and dangers of drought. From Emergency Management Australia

Drought for kids
- Topics include: What is drought? - How does drought affect our lives? - How do people study drought? - How can we protect ourselves from drought? Includes glossary. From National Drought Mitigation Center

Drought in Australia
- description and causes of drought in Australia. From John Wiley & Sons Australia.

Facts about drought
- from Disaster Survival Resources

 

 

Cyclones, Hurricanes, Tornadoes Tsunamis
Cyclone basics
- What is a cyclone? -- What causes cyclones? -- Where do cyclones occur? -- Historic events -- Image gallery. From Geoscience Australia

Cyclone Tracy
- information, audio and video of Cyclone Tracy

Cyclones - get the facts
- facts about cyclones: how often they occur, severity and categories, naming cyclones. From Emergency Management Australia

Natural disasters in Australia
- timeline of natural disasters from Australian Government

Previous tropical cyclones
- details of Australian tropical cyclones. From Bureau of Meteorology

Anatomy of a tsunami Interactive
- animation of the 2004 tsunami. From NOVA

Tsunami basics
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What is a tsunami? -- What causes tsunami? -- Where do tsunami occur? -- Historic events -- Image gallery. From Geoscience Australia

Tsunami - get the facts
- includes: What causes a tsunami? -- Where do tsunami occur? -- 2004 earthquake and tsunami -- How big? -- How they move -- Case studies.
From Emergency Management Australia


Earthquakes Landslides and Avanches
Earthquakes - get the facts
- why earthquakes happen -- measuring earthquakes. From Emergency Management Australia

Earthquakes explained
- topics include: plate tectonics, earthquakes for kids, become an earthquake scientist, earthquake myths, survivor stories. From Center for Earthquake Research and Information

How earthquakes happen Interactive

- how and why the earth moves and different types of quakes. From BBC

Earthquakes basics
- What is an earthquake? -- What causes earthquakes? -- Where do earthquakes occur? -- Historic events --
Image gallery. From Geoscience Australia

Avalanche awareness
- elements of a landslide from NOVA

Landslides - get the facts

- How landslides occur? -- Effects of landslides. From Emergency Management Australia

Landslide basics
- What is a landslide? -- What causes landslides? -- Where do landslides occur? -- Historic events -- Image gallery. From Geoscience Australia

Landslide awareness

- Who gets caught? -- When and where avalanches happen -- Anatomy of an avalanche -- What conditions cause an avalanche? -- Tips for survival. From National Snow and Ice Data Center

Floods Volcanoes
Floods
- information on types of floods. From Kidcyber

Floods - get the facts
- flood facts, types of floods. From Emergency Management Australia

Flood basics
-- What is a flood? -- What causes floods? -- Where do floods occur? -- Historic events -- Image gallery. From Geoscience Australia

Rain and floods
- topics include: Rain, Floods, Radar, Monsoon. Includes glossary. From Weather Wiz Kids

Volcanoes. Can we predict volcanic eruptions?
- How do volcanoes form? -- Different types of eruptions -- What happens in an eruption?-- forecasting eruptions-- Reducing risks. From Annenberg Foundation

Volcano basics
- What is a volcano? -- What causes volcanoes? -- Where do volcanoes occur? -- Historic events -- Image gallery. From Geoscience Australia

Volcanoes - get the facts
- types of volcanoes and where they are found. From Emergency Management Australia