I visited Epals and found a school in Australia that wants to correspond with students that are in my students age group on natural disasters. What a great international Science topic and how appropriate considering the world's current events. Here is the information I found on Epals.
Melissa Petronis - New Zealand -
From: Albany Junior High School | Posted On: August 5, 2011 | Member Since: August 4, 2011
We are a homeroom class of Year 7 students. We would like to correspond with students our age, 11-12 years old. For many students their first language is English, but we have a few native Korean speakers as well. As we are hosting the Rugby World Cup this year, we would enjoy corresponding with any countries who are participating in the event. We will also be studying natural disasters and would be interested in areas where they occur - we are prone to earthquakes. We are a very enthusiastic class with a wonderful Canadian teacher!
Auckland, New Zealand, New Zealand
I could see using Skpe, Today's Meet and PollEveryone to do a project where students share data and predictions about natural disasters all over the world. I think this has several possibilities for all the students in Houston and in Auckland.