Learning Lesson: Sizing Up Hail

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Link to Resource: https://www.weather.gov/jetstream/ll_hailsize
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
9 10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); National Weather Service (NWS)
Summary:SKYWARN is a concept developed in the early 1970d that was intended to promote a cooperatve effort between the National Weather Service and communities. The emphasis of the effort is often focused on the storm spotter, an individual who takes a position near their community and reports wind gusts, hail size, rainfall, and cloud formations that could signal a developing tornado. Focusing on hail, based upon samples picked at random the student learns to estimate the size of hail.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 8
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.D; ESS3.B
Subjects: 9-12; activities; atmosphere; atmospheric science; high school; ice; meteorology; noaa; nws; severe weather; tornado; weather; weather hazards; wind
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