Natural Disasters: Investigate Earth's Most Destructive Forces with 25 Projects

Natural Disasters: Investigate Earth's Most Destructive Forces with 25 Projects

by Kathleen M Reilly, Tom Casteel
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Natural Disasters: Investigate Earth's Most Destructive Forces with 25 Projects by Kathleen M Reilly, Tom Casteel

When natural disasters happen they grab headlines around the world. People, creatures, and the environment are all impacted when nature gets out of control. Natural disasters can be upsetting to live through, but scientists today better understand their causes and how we can protect ourselves and others. Natural Disasters: Investigate Earth’s Most Destructive Forces with 25 Projects teaches readers about some of the natural disasters throughout history, what caused them, their impact on civilizations, and how people today cope with natural disasters. Readers of this book will make their own shake tables, create a cake batter lava flow, invent a wind tunnel, and experiment with avalanches. These hands-on activities engage readers and add depth to the text while ensuring that the learning is made lasting and fun.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619301498
Publisher: Nomad Press
Publication date: 11/28/2012
Series: Build It Yourself Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Kathleen Reilly has written several books for Nomad Press, including Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself; The Human Body: 25 Fantastic Projects Illuminate How the Body Works; Explore Weather and Climate! with 25 Projects; and Natural Disasters: Investigate Earth’s Most Destructive Forces with 25 Projects. She is an award-winning author of several other science books for kids and is a contributor to dozens of publications, including Better Homes&Gardens, Family Circle, Family Fun, National Geographic Kids, and Parents. Kate lives in Raleigh, NC.

Tom Casteel is an illustrator and cartoonist with a master's degree from the Center for Cartoon Studies. Tom has illustrated several books for Nomad Press, including Natural Disasters: Investigate Earth’s Most Destructive Forces with 25 Projects. He is working on his first graphic novel. Tom lives in South Bend, IN.

Table of Contents

Timeline vi

Introduction: What Are Natural Disasters? 1

Chapter 1 Earthquakes and Tsunamis 5

Chapter 2 Volcanoes 21

Chapter 3 Tornadoes 33

Chapter 4 Hurricanes 42

Chapter 5 Floods 54

Chapter 6 Drought and Heat Waves 68

Chapter 7 Wildfires 78

Chapter 8 Blizzards and Avalanches 91

Chapter 9 Unusual Events 102

Chapter 10 The Impact of Natural Disasters 111

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