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Eye in the Sky: Nature's Fury
These aerial photography and satellite images show in detail extreme weather such as hurricanes and tornadoes, and violent upheavals of the Earth in the form of earthquakes and volcanoes, which often bring misery and destruction. They are all expressions of a living planet, still changing after billions of years of existence. Satellites help scientists understand the forces behind natural catastrophes and mitigate their effects on humans. The five sections at this site are volcanoes, tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, and earthquakes. Each section is further divided into four parts. Each part is introduced by a short video followed by a thumbnail photograph and text. The slide show is started by clicking on the thumbnail.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Presentation / Demo
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
    • Video
  • Atmospheric science
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
Flash player
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2001 National Geographic Society. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-005-621
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural hazards
        • Sci. / tech. in society
    • 9-12:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural and human-induced hazards
        • Sci. / tech. in local, national, and global challenges
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Eye in the Sky'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Geographic Society