Thunderstorm Public Service Announcement

This Thunderstorm Public Service Announcement activity & project also includes:

As a meteorologist, it is your job to prepare the public for inclement weather. Throughout the activity, groups create a public service announcement that explains how thunderstorms form and how the public can remain safe when they occur. The presentation should include a written and visual portion.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use as an assessment of individuals' knowledge about thunderstorms and their formation
  • Groups could videotape their presentations
Classroom Considerations

  • Allow groups of learners one to two days to gather information and write script and then another one to three days, depending upon class size, for presentations

  • Includes a rubric for easier grading
  • Utilizes differentiated groups based on pre-assessment scores
  • Contains a graphic organizer to help groups organize their thoughts

  • Does not include a pre-assessment