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Disaster detector

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In this app designed for children in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades, participants help cities prepare for four types of natural disasters (earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, and volcanoes).

They are provided with extensive information about the cities and measurements indicating hazard levels, and they are given opportunities to take preparedness actions such as building or repairing shelters or reinforcing roofs. The app is available online as well as on iOS and Android devices.

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Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Science Education Center