I assign this project when I study earth sciences with my students. Earth sciences often lead to a study of natural disasters. I want my students to focus on how they and their families can prepare so they aren't anxious about what might happen.
Included in this activity is an assignment sheet, a rubric, a graphic organizer for the student resources, and an annotated list of online resources. Rather than make copies of the resource page, I would post it on my classroom webpage and have students start this assignment there. I find that having a list of prescreened resources is a good way to scaffold beginning researchers.