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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...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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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.
Grade Level   6 7 8
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"From the thin air of Mount Everest to the intense pressure of the Challenger Deep, Earth is full of amazing extremes! Record-setting extremes are always being updated. Scientists and explorers discover new materials and refine their measuring methods, upsetting our ideas of """"biggest"""" or...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Students discuss their feelings about extreme natural events, learn safety and preparation tips, and create safety signs.
Grade Level   3 4 5
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Students use an interactive natural hazards map to construct their own maps of extreme natural events by United States region. Then they identify patterns.
Grade Level   4 5
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Students brainstorm types of extreme natural events, describe the dangerous characteristics of each, and compare and contrast them.
Grade Level   4 5
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