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As part of the FLL “Nature’s Fury” Challenge, we are challenged to conduct a research project which involves these steps:

  • choose a community where a natural event could cause a natural disaster (city, village, town, county, district, a place where we live or where someone we know was or can be affected by a natural disaster, or a place affected by a natural disaster which was reported in the news)
  • choose a natural event that can become a natural disaster
  • study how communities prepare for and stay safe during a natural disaster and also rebuild the community after a natural disaster happens
  • study the problems associated with the natural disaster
  • choose a problem related to the natural disaster
  • come up with an innovative solution to the problem
  • talk to experts as primary sources of information
  • share our findings including our solution to the community

We learned that a natural disaster is a natural event that causes damage.  Examples of natural events that can become a natural disaster include earthquakes, typhoons, tsunamis, wildfires, storms (rain, snow, sleet, ice, sand, wind, blizzards), hurricanes, tornadoes, cyclones, avalanches, land slides, floods, and volcanic eruptions.

Please, go to our NATURE’S FURY PROJECT tab to read about what we’ve learned about natural disasters.


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