Introduction

Natural disasters do a lot more than temporarily disrupt our lives and displace people from their homes.  They can have a lasting effect on the landscape due to high winds, flooding waters, shifting tectonic plates, and many more damaging features.  In this WebQuest, we will investigate just how much natural disasters, such as hurricanes and tsunamis, can change the land by looking at past events as case studies.  And guess what?  We'll use Pick's Theorem to do it!  


Photo: Hurricane IvanPhoto: Satellite photo of three storms in the Atlantic and Gulf of MexicoPhoto: A satellite image of retreating flood waters after tsunami

Images from:  National Geographic,                     National Geographic 2,                                     National Geographic 3