Natural Disasters and Climate Change

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
6 7 8
Organization:National Geographic
Summary:Students use maps and graphs to understand how th efrequency of billion-dollar natural disaster events has changed over time. They analyze how climate change affected the 2017 California wildfires and the flooding from Hurricane Harvey.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 8; Big Idea 9
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.B; ESS3.D
NGSS Performance Expectations:MS-ESS3-2; MS-ESS3-5
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Patterns; Stability and change
Subjects: 6-8; activities; climate; climate change; earth science; geoscience; lesson; middle school; natural hazards
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