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Eye on the Storm
Students discover the way geologists collect information about past hurricanes to determine patterns that may help with storm prediction. They then research the history of natural disasters in different regions of the United States and develop regional insurance profiles based on their findings and related predictions.
The Storming of the Bastille Student Worksheet
In this French Revolution worksheet, students read a paragraph and visit the noted Web sites to find the information to respond to 7 short answer questions about the storming of the Bastille.
A Light in the Storm
Examine the genre of historical fiction while reading A Light in the Storm. They extract events in chronological order to make a timeline. Then, they use information in the book important to the characters to create a presentation of an event in the book.
A South African Storm
Learners read "A South African Storm" by Allison Howard and participate in a class discussion that examines Howard's letter for both content and writing form. They write a letter using some of the techniques they identified in Howard's.
A South African Storm
Students read a letter titled "A South African Storm" on her experiences of discrimination in the country. Individually or as a class, they answer questions about the author's purpose in writing the piece was and how she made herself blend in. They compare it to the story of "Cry, Beloved Country" and how attitudes have changed since the birth or apartheid and today.
Red Storm Rising Book Quiz
In this fiction books worksheet, students complete seven multiple choice questions about the book, "Red Storm Rising." These questions contain concepts such as choosing the correct author, who published the book, when it was on the New York Times best seller list, and popularity of other books at the same time.
In this weather worksheet, students read an excerpt about how to protect yourself, others, and property from various types of storms. There are five short answer questions related to the excerpt that students respond to.
Winter and Summer Storms Scenarios
Fourth graders discover the patterns that create summer and winter storms. Working in groups, they create model storms for summer and winter. Students discuss the reasons why summer storms and winter storms are different and explain the patterns that create each type of storm.
Students compare and contrast 3 types of extreme storms. They obtain real-time and historical meteorological data regarding 2 specific storms and then analyze the data to determine what type of storm each was.
The Evil Eye of the Storm
Young scholars create a storm to develop an understanding of hurricanes. Learners explain reasons behind hurricane trends; identify the 5 categories of intensity using the Saffir-Simpson scale; interpret weather maps, and understand disaster safety.
In this magnetic storms worksheet, students use a graph of data collected over time showing the magnitude of a magnetic storm. Students use the data to solve 6 problems about the graph and they determine the strength of the storm at different times.
In this magnetic storms and Earth's magnetic field worksheet, students use a bar graph showing the Kp Index for planetary variability. Students use the bar graph to answer 3 questions about the solar storms and their Kp values.
In this solar storms activity, students use an on line source to read newspaper stories about scientific theories and hypothesis related to space weather phenomena. Students answer 7 questions about past solar storms and compare ideas of early times to recent theories.
Solar Storm Timeline
In this solar storm timeline, students read about a series of events that took place in space beginning with a solar flare. Students gather the information and create a time line of events mentioned. They determine the length of time it took for the coronal mass ejection to reach Earth.
In this Storm-a-Dust vocabulary learning exercise, learners respond to 5 matching and 5 fill in the blank questions. Students are also asked to write a weather report.
The Sky Is The Limit: : Exploring Clouds & Storms
Students explore the internet world of Second Life and describe the physical properties of storms and clouds. In this storms and clouds lesson plan, students give a presentation on weather patterns.
Tiger in a Tropical Storm by Henri Rousseau
Tiger in a Tropical Storm by Henri Rousseau can be analyzed by your second grade class. They'll learn about the artist Henri Rousseau and then use six excellent questions to better understand the painting. Ten related activity suggestions are included to actively engage your young art history enthusiasts.
Bible Lesson: Storms
Students examine four stories of storms in the Bible and discuss reasons God may have sent the storm. In this Biblical storms lesson, students read of four great Biblical storms and complete a worksheet in which they answer questions about the characters in the storm and what God taught them. Students then relate an actual storm with a storm in someone's life.
Finding the Main Idea: The Storm
Readers analyze a brief excerpt describing a storm, then choose the most applicable from four main ideas. They jot down three details from the story in three boxes. The excerpt isn't anything special; however, for a quick practice with finding key details, this will do the trick.
Winter and Summer Storms Scenarios
Fourth graders analyze how summer and winter storms are different. In this weather lesson, 4th graders construct a winter storm simulation box and a summer storm bottle and record the temperature and barometer readings. The directions to construct the simulation storm boxes are included in the lesson plan.