This research project can be used in multiple ways. It can be completed all at home, all in class, or a hybrid.
The project is based on student choice. Students choose to research either earthquakes, volcanoes, or tsunamis. A graphic organizer is provided to organize research. After completing research, students will think critically and respond to three prompts that will encourage them to analyze some of their research. Finally, students decide on a product to teach others about what they learned. I have had students choose to create models, make a video, even screencast a Minecraft volcano presentation.