Class Projects -- 3/4 Natural Disasters

  • #1 Search Tip for All Databases: 
    Search using the one-word title of your disaster.
    For example: type in tsunami NOT what causes a tsumani?
    Try these databases to research a natural disaster:
     World Book Kids

    For grades K-5.  Encyclopedia for elementary students with pictures, sounds, and videos.  Also accessible through    

    3/4 TIP: The articles can be read aloud to you!
    3/4 TIP:  Hurricane group -- your article is called "Tropical Cyclones"

     Britannica School Edition   Britannica  
    For grades K-12.  Choose your grade level to find resources at your level including primary sources in subjects such as people, countries, science, animals, current events, and biographies.  Also accessible through
    3/4 Tip: Start your search using the Elementary search.  If that doesn't have enough information, try the Middle School search.  Also try clicking on Web's Best Sites for some great websites to use for your research!
     BrainPop   BrainPop
    For grades 4-8.  Educational, animated videos on a wide variety of topics, plus challenges, quizzes, activities, and teacher resources.
    For grades K-4: also try BrainPop Jr. at  
    Username is "covington" and password is our school mascot.
     Trueflix      Trueflix

    For students in grades 3-8.  Multimedia eBooks on popular nonfiction subjects.  To access Trueflix from home, please click here: Trueflix Home Access.  The username and passwords were sent to students' school emails.

    3/4 Tip: The natural disasters books are under the subject heading "Extreme Nature"

     EBSCO eBooks   EBSCO eBooks
    For grades K-8.  Fiction and nonfiction books you can read online - for school and for fun.  Search for what you want.  Picture books, homework topics, languages learning.  Also accessible through