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Learners 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.
In this French Revolution instructional activity, 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.
In this fiction books instructional activity, 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.
Students examine four stories of storms in the Bible and discuss reasons God may have sent the storm.  For 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.
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.
Students 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.
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.
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.
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 learning exercise, 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 worksheet, 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.
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 short story comprehension worksheet, students read a short story about "The Storm" and answer 5 comprehension multiple choice questions and 5 vocabulary multiple choice questions.
For this Storm-a-Dust vocabulary worksheet, students respond to 5 matching and 5 fill in the blank questions. Students are also asked to write a weather report.
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 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. 
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.