This is a research activity using dictionaries, a thesaurus, the encyclopedia, an atlas and map, and internet research. Inside this packet, you will find step by step directions for research stations, suggested internet sites, and reproducible worksheets and templates. This project can be completed as a tool to accompany first time instruction on reference materials, as a self-paced, center style weekly activities, or complete each as mini lessons. You will also find three project assessment options and an art/tornado safety project students can complete at the end of the week to showcase what they have learned. The assessment project options are leveled, so students can choose their level of complexity or you can assign tasks based on student ability. I use this in conjunction with the story Tornado Alert by Franklyn M. Branley.