A Flipped-Class Atmospheric Science Curriculum for Middle School

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Link to Resource: https://www.atmos.illinois.edu/~nriemer/education.html
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
6 7 8 9
Organization:University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Summary:Funded by a National Science Foundation CAREER award, members of the University of Illinois Department of Atmospheric Sciences have designed a suite of atmospheric science learning modules for middle school students. The curriculum, which implements a flipped-classroom model, is cross-references with Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. It introduces students to topics such as temperature, pressure, severe weather safety, climate, and air pollution through short instructional videos and critical thinking activities. A goal of this project is to provide middle school science educators with resources while fostering early development of math, science, and climate literacy.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 3; Big Idea 4; Big Idea 8
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.D
NGSS Performance Expectations:MS-ESS2-5; MS-ESS2-6
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Developing and using models; Planning and carrying out investigations
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Systems and system models
Subjects: air; atmosphere; atmospheric science; climate; meteorology; pollution; severe weather; video; weather; weather hazards
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