These activities are meant to give students a chance for hands-on exploration of topics related to the areas they will research. You may want to set up stations and allow students to select several activities. You may also want students to engage with these activities as they complete their research, to add more information to the experience.
This experiment shows how animals stay warm in extreme cold.
Tornado tubes can also be purchased from craft stores.
Simulation: Take the lid from a copy paper box. Draw a target inside the lid. Students use sugar cubes or similar items to build houses, buildings, walls inside the lid. Carefully lift the lid and tap the underside of the box on the center of the bulls-eye to see the effects.
Earthquakes are linked to many other natural disasters.
Challenge students to utilize different robots to address safety concerns that arise during natural disasters.