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Mushroom clouds can be beautiful

On the other hand, I’ll just watch them in videos.

This isn’t a nuclear explosion. This is a time-lapse of a natural forming mushroom cloud leading to a thunderstorm in central Illinois last week, according to the… 53 more words


September is National Preparedness Month

After Katrina, the US government got on board with the preparedness “movement.” I put that in quotes because it’s not really a Movement. There have always been people who strive for self-reliance, which is really what “being prepared” means – having the skills and supplies to take care of yourself and your family.   409 more words


When Disaster Strikes: Creating A City From Scratch And Destroying It

This year in school certain students participated in STEM, which stands for Science Technology Engineering and Math. I was one of them and for my project I did a simulation of how a hurricane ruins an environment, along with two others. 362 more words


Scientists find evidence of great tsunami in Malta (from the Malta Independent)

Scientists at the University of Portsmouth have found geological evidence that historic tsunami waves have swept over Malta’s north east coasts up to 20 metres above sea level in some places. 643 more words


Cyclone in a Bottle

Your little scientists had a blast with this hands-on experiment. They used jars, bottles, water, a funnel, and dish soap to create a cyclone in a jar! 254 more words


Waterspout Tornadoes

Waterspout tornadoes fall into two categories: fair weather waterspouts and tornadic waterspouts. Tornadic waterspouts are tornadoes that form over water, or move from land to water. 169 more words


Tornado Watch

The Storm Prediction Center is one of nine National Centers for Environmental Prediction. Their mission is to provide timely and accurate forecasts and watches for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes over the contiguous United States.   172 more words

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