Become a Natural DisasterExpert• Choose a topic that interest youTornados EarthquakeTsunami AvalancheDrought FloodsHurricane Wildfire
Here is a list of subtopics you maywant to research.• What is it?• How do they happen?• Where do they happen?• Why are they dangerous?• What do they look like? (Create a labeleddiagram)• Possible damage? Statistics and/or examples offamous disasters- example- Katrina• Preventions• How do you prepare if given time?
This is a perfect starting point to get familiarwith your chosen topic! Go ahead and grabthe volume from the shelf, or get on thecomputer for the online encyclopedia.http://worldbookonline.com/student/homehttp://www.factmonster.com/encyclopedia.html
This resource can be found in our library referencesection. Using the table of contents or index will helpguide you to cool facts, lists, and dates on naturaldisasters. You can also use the online option below.http://www.factmonster.com/almanacs.html
• Visit this site to view a variety of natural disaster threat maps.You can also find atlases in our library reference section.• http://www.globaldatavault.com/natural-disaster-threat-maps.htm
Print/Books• Now that you know the basics from the encyclopedia, it istime to search our online school catalog for books on yourtopic!Make sure to spell the words correctly while searching!Keywords or phrases for searching: naturaldisasters, meteorology, severe weather, storms• http://www1.youseemore.com/mnps/school.asp?SchoolType=3&sID=88
Dewey Decimal #’s to Browse• If you want to browse the shelves in ourschool library or the public library to find theinformation about WEATHER, look for thesenumbers:551.5 - Meteorology551.6 - Weather
Parts of the book that can assist youwhile searching for information• Table of Contents- Skim this section to searchfor topics and subtopics that you might use• Index- Use this if you know specificinformation that you need for your task.• Bold words, charts, and diagrams-don’t forgetto pay attention to these to help the audienceunderstand.
Internet SourcesNational Weather Service http://www.weather.gov/World Book Onlinehttp://www.worldbookonline.com/student/search?st1=natural+weather+disasters&searchprop=WBSPebble Go http://www.pebblego.com/content/science/pgo_player.phpUnited States Climate Atlas http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com/climate/us-climate-atlas.htmlNatural Disasters Threat Map http://www.globaldatavault.com/natural-disaster-threat-maps.htmThe Weather Channel http://www.weather.com/Weather Wiz Kids http://www.weatherwizkids.com/Web Weather for Kids http://eo.ucar.edu/webweather/
WebsitesYou must be careful to choose websitesthat have accurate and valid information.The internet has an enormous amount ofknowledge and can be exciting butoverwhelming.
Video clips and MoviesMeet Me at the Corner- Online video clip of an interview with a meteorologist – 4:44 min.http://www.meetmeatthecorner.org/episode/an-interview-with-a-meteorologistBrainpop-Online video clip on natural disaster-4:14http://www.brainpop.com/science/weather/Understanding Weather Storms- Online video clip showing origins, paths, and destructiveness ofstorms- 2:01-http://www.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=12816&CategoryID=2672National Geographic Video Clips on natural disasters -http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/environment/environment-natural-disastersNEO12- Educational Videos for k-12 on natural disasters- http://www.neok12.com/Natural-Disasters.htm
Interviews• Who are the experts that you could interviewto find out more information about yournatural disaster?• Various meteorologists in the specific region whereyour disaster occurs.• Victims from the states that have survived the stormsor natural disaster.*Calling, emailing, or interviewing in person are all acceptable
Bibliography• Fema. Ready- Prepare. Plan. Stay informed. Retrieved November 1, 2012 from• http://www.ready.gov/tornadoes• Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. Mt. View Elementary Interactive online OAC. Retrieved November1, 2012 from http://www1.youseemore.com/mnps/school.asp?SchoolType=3&sID=88.• Meet me at the corner http://www.meetmeatthecorner.org/• Mt. View Online Catalog http://www1.youseemore.com/mnps/school.asp?SchoolType=3&sID=88• National Geographic Video http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/environment/environment-natural-disasters• NEOK-12 http://www.neok12.com/Natural-Disasters.htm• Mills, S. (2006). Using the Internet for active teaching and learning. NewJersey: Pearson Education, Inc.• Pebble Go. Extreme Weather. Retrieved November 2, 2012 from• http://www.pebblego.com/content/science/pgo_player.php• Sky Diary- Kidstorms. Retrieved on November 1, 2012 from http://skydiary.com/kids/• Top Ten Natural Disasters. Retrieved November 1, 2012 from http://listverse.com/2007/10/20/top-10-natural-disasters/• Weather Wizkids. Retrieved November 1, 2012 from http://www.weatherwizkids.com/• http://skydiary.com/kids/• Web Weather for Kids http://eo.ucar.edu/webweather/