Students will plan a severe weather report using information learned about severe weather phenomena. They will use the iPads and green screens to plan and create their severe weather report. Students will let the general public know how such phenomena occur, how they should proceed and cautions to adhere to while the event is occuring.
This resource accompanies our Rethink 7th Grade Science course. It includes ideas for use, ways to support exceptional children, ways to extend learning, digital resources and tools, tips for supporting English Language Learners and students with visual and hearing impairments. There are also ideas for offline learning.
The purpose of this online tutorial activity is to introduce air masses that commonly influence the weather in the United States, characteristics of these air masses, and how to identify air masses on weather maps. Key words throughout this activity link directly to helper resources that provide useful information for answering the questions.
Students complete a guided reading, define vocab, answer comprehension questions and create a graphic organizer.
This is a hands-on project that uses George Orwell's novel, Animal Farm, as the touchstone text. Students work in groups to construct a functioning windmill that can generate electricity. Each student has a role based on the characters in the book. There are also segments of the project that focus on extracting key information from the text.
Students assess their understanding of pressure systems and the associated weather conditions that may result.
The movement of Arctic air, known as the Arctic oscillation, can and will cause periodic extreme winter weather outside the Arctic region - the harsh winter experienced in many parts of the U.S. in 2010 is a recent example. This article explains the connection between the two events. This article is part of the Climate Kids website, a NASA education resource featuring articles, videos, images and games focused on the science of climate change.
In this lesson, students will explore convection using classroom experiments on Earth and then compare the results with the results of the same experiment in the microgravity environment onbaord the International Space Station.
Students manipulate virtual variables such as wind strength and direction, latitudinal location, atmospheric moisture, and sea temperature to create ideal conditions for hurricane formation in this interactive activity.
Students explore the difference between weather and climate by investigating extreme weather on Earth and its contributing factors. Students brainstorm a list of weather-related words and phrases. They will then gather information about weather by viewing images and videos and discussing with peers, and then record the information they have learned on a provided worksheet.
This is a webquest acitivty. Students are given links to different websites to find information about weather fronts. The websites contain information in text, pictures, and interactive forms.