Extreme Weather on Earth

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Link to Resource: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/activity/extreme-weather-on-earth/
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
6 7 8
Language:English
Organization:National Geographic
Summary:Students use prior knowledge, a photo gallery, and a video to discuss what they already know about extreme weather on Earth and brainstorm and categorize a list of weather-related words and phrases. Then they identify the necessary conditions for weather events to occur, and the factors that affect extreme weather. Students organize information about weather events and conditions, identify patterns, and make connections between weather and climate.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 8
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.D; ESS3.B
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: 6-8; atmospheric science; lesson; middle school; natural hazards; severe weather; weather; weather hazards
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