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Earth's Spheres and Natural Resources

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
The geosphere, exosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere are Earth's four main spheres. Surprisingly, all of these spheres work together providing us with resources, weather, plants, climate, and a place to live. Here is a collection of...
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Get the Picture - Severe Weather Graphs and Other Visual Representations

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Whereas the lesson is an analysis of weather-related data, it can be used in any science class to teach how to review data, graphs, and visual models for pertinent information, and how sometimes these representations help to clarify...
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Severe Weather

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What makes severe weather so severe? Very different from regular weather, severe weather is more dangerous and "puts people at risk." This is the focus of a video that explains how severe weather interacts with the biosphere and geosphere.
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Severe Weather is Spring Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research severe weather history in their hometowns, interview local meteorologist to find out their suggestions for disaster preparedness, inquire as to local school district's emergency plan, and create poster or Public Service...
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Causes of Weather - Objective Test

For Students 5th - 8th
Here is a four-page assessment to give at the conclusion of a unit on the causes of weather. First, meteorology buffs match natural disasters to their descriptions. Then, they answer multiple-choice questions about extreme weather and...
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What Science Suggests About 'Weather Weirding'

For Students 4th - 8th
Here is an activity that you can use to help upper elementary or middle schoolers to meet Common Core literacy standards for science and technology. Youngsters read the article on extreme weather patterns, "Weather Runs Hot and Cold, So...
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Severe Weather Action Plan

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students obtain and review copies of school's severe weather action plan (if one exists) and discuss how plan can be used in an actual severe weather emergency; if no plan exists, students develop, write, edit, and present one to school...
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Timeline of Extreme Weather Events

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners research and chart extreme weather events on a timeline. For this extreme weather lesson, students interview older people who have experienced extreme weather events. Learners complete a worksheet based on the information of the...
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Extreme Research Report

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Investigate weather facts and figures to determine what has caused particular climate conditions. Research air pressure, temperature, wind, and humidity. Conduct online research to determine what air pressure, wind, temperature, and...
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Study Jams! Severe Storms

For Students 4th - 8th
Tornadoes and hurricanes and blizzards, oh my! Severe storms are always occurring somewhere on the planet. By reading through these slides, learners discover the characteristics of each type. Have them do this as homework and then take...
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Weather

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Here is a comprehensive and colorful collection of slides to introduce 4th - 8th graders to all things weather-related. The factors that contribute to weather are defined, types of clouds and the related conditions are explained, air...
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Torrents, Droughts, and Twisters - Oh My!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What is causing the extreme weather happening around the planet? Middle and high schoolers read about climate change as a possible link to such phenomena. Then they form groups to discuss and research one of the types of weather events....
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Forecasting Severe Weather to Communities Helps Them Prepare

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Here comes the sun. Or at least the weatherman predicts there is a 90% chance the day will be sunny. While the forecast for a sunny day isn't a cause of concern for most people, predicting severe weather accurately certainly is essential...
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Are You Ready For Extreme Weather?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study the causes of a number of extreme weather conditions. They identify areas that are at risk, and how to plan for extreme weather. They examine how meteorologists use maps and technology to predict weather.
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Predicting Severe Weather

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students recognize the range and variety of severe weather. They plan for severe weather conditions that they may experience on an immediate and long-term scale and use climate information to make personal choices about where to live and...
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The Weather Channel Virtual Field Trip – Severe Winter Weather

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
As young meterologists learn about extreme winter weather forecasts, they find themselves taking a journey into the past by interviewing their family members to share their memories of the worse winter storm or winter weather disaster...
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Hurricanes and Climate

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Feeling under the weather? This lesson on hurricanes can whip things up! With professionally designed maps and handouts, teach your future weathermen (or women) where, when, and how hurricanes occur. They identify hurricane regions and...
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Tracking Hurricane News

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Here is a unique twist for your lesson on hurricanes. After examining extreme weather news headlines, your storm chasers view a PowerPoint about hurricanes and then zoom in on Hurricane Irene. They map a timeline of her trek up the East...
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Weather in the News

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Tornadoes, blizzards, and hurricanes, oh my! In this lesson, meteorology majors compare stories of historical storms written by two or more different sources. As a result, they understand how the media portrays such catastrophes and...
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This Is Your Brain on Extreme Weather

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
We track weather and measure it objectively, yet our own beliefs often conflict with the facts. The video discusses how our source of weather reporting and our personal experiences shape our beliefs. It also covers the concepts of...
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Research a Severe Weather Pattern of Interest

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students select a severe weather pattern of interest (tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, lightning, hail, and thunderstorms) and research these patterns to collect data for a report they write in the next lesson.
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Wild Weather Word Scramble

For Students 4th
For this wild weather word scramble worksheet, 4th graders unscramble fifteen vocabulary words about extreme weather and write the words on the line.
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What's Up With the Weather?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners pull from their research, conversations, and everyday lives to determine whether or not an area is safe enough from severe weather to make a home. They are challenged to form an opinion, and justify their ideas to others.
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Extreme Weather Conditions

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students read and discover experiences in Second Life about glacial meltdown and tsunamis. In this extreme weather conditions lesson plan, students complete discussion questions and describe how they would feel if they were there.

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