Disaster (noun): a calamitous event, especially one occurring suddenly and causing great loss of life, damage, or hardship, as a flood, airplane crash, or business failure.
Natural disaster: any event or force of nature that has catastrophic consequences, such as avalanche, earthquake, flood, forest fire, hurricane, lightning, tornado, tsunami, and volcanic eruption
Em-Dat - the International Disaster Database
ReliefWeb - Use the Disasters tab to search for your topic. This site looks at humanitarian issues.
CBS News Disasters Links - there are many, many links here!
Channel One site - covers all types of disasters. You can make a virtaul volcano, take quizzes and view the earthquake simulator here!
Earth Times - page on Natural Disasters
NOVA - use the search function to find information
Access our databases by clicking on the eResources tab at the top of this page.
Explora is a place to read news articles, book and much more on your topic.
Library Webs is a great starting place for websites related to disasters. Once you are in the database, do a search or choose a category.
Britannica School will give you authoritative information about disasters from many of its articles.
Here are the videos from the Structure of the Earth PowerPoint used in class.