Science | Forces of Nature | Natural Disasters

Unpredictable forces of nature like tornadoes and hurricanes can have a devastating impact on humans and our environment. Learn how natural disasters work and how science aims to better predict them.


Will earthquakes ever be predictable?

Will earthquakes ever be predictable?

Are earthquakes predictable, or will we always be surprised when they occur? Learn about predicting earthquakes in this article. See more »

Top 5 Ways that Wildfires Start

Top 5 Ways that Wildfires Start

The top 5 ways wildfires start are explained in this article from HowStuffWorks. Learn about the top 5 ways wildfires start. See more »

Volcanoes: Spewing Lava All Over the Countryside

Volcanoes: Spewing Lava All Over the Countryside

This volcano image gallery shows the beauty and the danger of one of Earth's most studied features. Check out these volcano pictures. See more »

Name the Price: Natural Disasters

Name the Price: Natural Disasters

This natural disaster price quiz will test your knowledge of the cost of major natural disasters. Test yourself with this natural disaster price quiz. See more »

Can you really fight fire with fire?

Can you really fight fire with fire?

How to fight fire with fire is explained in this article. Learn about fighting fire with fire. See more »

Fact or Fiction: Earthquakes

Fact or Fiction: Earthquakes

This earthquake quiz will test your knowledge of these destructive natural events. Test yourself with this earthquake quiz. See more »

Everyday Science: Flood Quiz

Everyday Science: Flood Quiz

This flood quiz will test your knowledge of this destructive natural occurrence. Test yourself with this flood quiz. See more »

How to Survive an Earthquake

How to Survive an Earthquake

How to survive an earthquake is outlined in this article from HowStuffWorks. Find out how to survive an earthquake. See more »

How Sinkholes Work

How Sinkholes Work

Sinkholes are much more than holes in the ground. Learn how sinkholes can cause the Earth to swallow up you, your home and your car. See more »

What would happen if Mount Vesuvius erupted today?

What would happen if Mount Vesuvius erupted today?

Scientists predict that the next eruption of Mount Vesuvius will be violent. Find out what damage could be done if Mount Vesuvius erupts. See more »