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Satellites are critical for tracking storms, especially over the ocean. The deadliest natural disaster in the history of the United States was a hurricane that hit Galveston, Texas in September 1900. Communications were very different then so people had no advanced warning of the storm and over 8000...
Grade Level   7 8 9 10 11 12
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Every satellite image tells a story. And satellite images are everywhere, on the Internet, the evening news, and even in some newspapers. The ability to interpret weather information from satellite images enables people to make informed decisions about their day. By looking at a series of images and...
Grade Level   7 8 9 10 11 12
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In this activity, the students learn about the four main types of air masses that affect weather in the United States, their characteristic temperatures, and humidity levels as it relates to dew point temperatures. The lesson plan follows the 5E format. Initially, students discuss local weather and...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Severe weather includes phenomena such as thunderstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes, and lightning storms. Severe weather can cause great amounts of damage, especially in places where severe weather is prevalent. How much of a danger does severe weather pose for the area where you live? You can compute...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Is the ozone hole getting smaller? How much rain is in the cloud of a hurricane? How much sea ice is melting in the Arctic? For over 50 years, NASA scientists have been asking questions and collecting data from space-based satellites to study Earth's changing environment. Engineers and scientists...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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This middle school student lab book in Earth science focuses on severe weather and catastrophic events on the Earth.The eBook is divided into three parts: Storms, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes. It also includes Spanish language resources.
Grade Level   6 7 8
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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 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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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 discuss how scientists learn about weather on other planets, brainstorm characteristics of extreme weather on other planets, and use a video to identify new information about weather in our solar system. Then students compare and contrast weather conditions for planets in our solar system.
Grade Level   6 7 8
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We've all heard that hurricanes are one of the most powerful and destructive forces on Earth. But did you ever wonder where they get their strength? This video explains the science of the storm.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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This tracking activity allows students to plot data points onto a tracking chart and map out the possible path of an oncoming hurricane. Meteorologists study the development and movement of hurricanes. This information is made available to the public through the National Hurricane Center which is...
Grade Level   7 8 9 10 11 12
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Even small thunderstorms are dangerous. Every thunderstorm produces lightning, which kills more people than tornadoes each year. Thunderstorms also cause heavy rain, flash flooding, hail, strong winds and tornadoes. When warm and cold air masses meet, a thunderstorm can grow. In this activity, you...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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Published in 2009
A fascinating look at how a little girl walking in the sand of the African desert could cause a hurricane 4000 miles away in the USA. Great video from BBC show, the Science of Superstorms. Contains some scenes that viewers may find upsetting.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Weather affects all our lives; severe weather requires special precautions. A girl provides a lighthearted account of her family's adventure during the spring floods at her rural home. Floods are only one of the many types of severe weather described in this program. LeVar also talks about...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4
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A rainy day offers opportunities to explore creative pastimes and to appreciate the wonder of weather. A cumulative rhyme relating how a young African boy brought rain to the drought-stricken Kapiti Plain. LeVar talks about rainy day activities including an aerial chase of a thunderstorm and...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4
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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...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9
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We are a local chapter of the national AMS designed to serve the local Tallahassee community and the professional meteorological community in North Florida, South Georgia, and Southeast Alabama through outreach and social programs. It is our goal to promote and improve the visibility of meteorology...
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