Disasters

The following resources will provide the information your group will need to create a  newscast about a specific weather phenomenon:

Print Encyclopedias:  World Book; Popular Science; Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters; Gale Encyclopedia of Science

Online Encyclopedias:

ed1stop (World Book, Grolier’s, Popular Science)

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters You don’t need a user id.  Just type in the usual password. Then click on Science and select this item.  Type your topic in the search box and click Go.

Gale Encyclopedia of Science (more challenging reading level)  You don’t need a user id.  Just type in the usual password.  Then click on Science and select this item.  Type your topic in the search box and click Go.

Reference WorksFacts on File Dictionary of Weather and Climate (R551.5); Dictionary of the Earth (R550); Smithsonian Earth (R550)

BooksOPAC   Do a subject search on your disaster.   Books on weather and climate will also be helpful.

Video:  BrainPop and Discovery Streaming are available at ed1stop.  Some Discovery Streaming video clips have already been downloaded and can be viewed by going to My Computer–G drive–Video Clips–Science 8–Disasters.  The OPAC lists additional videos in the library collection.

Subscription Databases:  Do a subject search in SIRS Discoverer or EBSCOHost.

Websites:  In addition to the websites listed below, the OPAC provides links to websites on specific disasters.

NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory

NOAA Education: Weather (National Weather Service Web Site–Excellent)  Make sure to scroll down to find your particular disaster!

Blizzards (National Weather Service)

Droughts (NOAA)

FAQ About El Nino and La Nina (Climate Prediction Center)

What Are Monsoons?

BBC Monsoons

Fema Preparedness

 

Created 5/27/10