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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 7-9, Unit 2

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
A pre-test launches a unit study of whether the weather is changing. After reviewing the differences between weather and climate, scholars examine historical climate data and then compare regional weather changes with overall global...
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I’ve Got the POWER Wind Energy Potential at Your School

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The 20th lesson in a 21-part series connects the wind data and expectations of a turbine to whether such devices should be built in your area. Scholars begin with estimating the wind potential at school by using long-term climate data...
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Fire Ecology on the Rim

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
An engaging unit on wildfires includes three sections, including a background section with eight lessons and five activities, a field experience section with 13 lessons and five activities, and a conclusion section featuring an analysis...
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Wave Machine

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Three main factors determine the wave height experienced in the ocean. Scholars use a virtual simulator to alter wind speed, fetch, and duration. Each combination creates a unique wave measured in significant height.
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Windy City Tower

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Your class will be blown away when they build their own city tower structure! Engineering scholars partner up to plan, build, and test their own paper towers. As they build, they gain valuable design skills, learn about wind tunnel...
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Beacon Valley Weather

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
In Beacon Valley, katabatic winds regularly knock fit adults to the ground. The lesson compares the actual temperatures to the wind chill after factoring in katabatic winds in Beacon Valley. Scholars learn to calculate wind chill and...
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Unit 2 Pre-test, Grades 7– 9

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
This pre-assessment launches a unit on climate change and weather. 15 questions, both short answer and multiple choice, asses the classes' knowledge about these concepts. 
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Simple Anemometer

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Measuring wind speed is difficult but with the right instrument, scientists are very accurate. In the activity, student groups use everyday household materials to build an anemometer to measure wind speed. 
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Automated Environmental Monitoring Network Scavenger Hunt

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Whether using scientific instruments or published data, collecting information about the weather is important because it affects everyone. Learners use the template to record weather data such as temperature, wind speed, humidity, wind...
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Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Lightning. . . Nature's Most Violent Storms

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Thunderstorms, tornadoes, floods, and hail are just a few of the topics covered in a thorough weather preparedness guide. With descriptions of each weather phenomenon, from what causes them to how and when they occur to levels of...
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Stormy Weather

For Students 1st Standards
Hurricane season starts at the beginning of June and ends on the last day in November. Most common in the Atlantic and Gulf states, a hurricane's winds can cause harm to humans and extensive damage to communities. An informative...
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What are Wind Shear and Turbulence?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Let's go fly a kite. By flying a kite, class members observe the difference in air flow. The class notices the characteristics of banners tied to the kite string to determine where wind turbulence stops. Adding an anemometer to measure...
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Where is it Windy?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How is the wind up there? The class builds a topography model using materials available in the classroom, then place wind flags in different locations on the landscape. Using a fan as a wind source, pupils collect data about how wind...
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Weather vs. Climate

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What is weather? How is weather different from climate? Factors such as temperature, thunderstorms, precipitation, and wind speed refer to weather. Climate consists of the overall patterns of weather in a particular region of the world,...
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Project GeoSTART

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Investigate the fascinating, yet terrifying phenomenon of hurricanes from the safety of your classroom using this earth science unit. Focusing on developing young scientists' spacial thinking skills, these lessons engage learners in...
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Weather Watch Activity Guide: Groundhog Day

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Exactly what do groundhogs know about weather? Not as much as your science students will after completing these lessons and activities that cover everything from the earth's rotation and the creation of shadows, to cloud...
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Renewable Energy Sources

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Not all energy sources are renewable, as learners investigate in this unit. Made up of six lessons that span a few weeks of instruction, the unit has learners examining US energy reserves and consumption, using data to draw conclusions...
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Measuring the Wind

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
When earth scientists or mini meteorologists are learning about wind, they can participate in an engineering activity in which they will design and construct an anemometer. A thorough overview of different types of anemometers is...
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For Students 6th - 8th
In this earth science activity, students use the clues given at the bottom of the sheet to solve the crossword puzzle related to weather. They identify various cloud types and how they are formed. Students also identify atmospheric...
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For Students 5th - 6th
In this wind worksheet, learners will investigate how wind speed affects erosion. After conducting the experiment using a hair dryer, rocks, and sand, students will complete 4 short answer questions.
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Hot Air Balloon Activity Notes

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students construct and launch a hot air balloon. They are introduced to: Gas Laws, Air Pressure, Atmospheric Composition and Structure, Wind Speed and Direction, Inversions, and Weather Predictions. Students work in small groups to...
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Tornado In A Bottle

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners are able to visualize a tornado usig a simple experiment. They are divided into small groups. Students drill a 3/8 inch hole in the center of each bottle cap. Learners connect the caps to the top of each other using glue. ...
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For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students study the classification system of tornadoes.  In this tornado lesson students make their own tornadoes in different mediums.
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Trig Applications

For Students 9th - 12th
In this trig applications worksheet, students solve 6 word problems about trigonometry.  Students determine wind speed, angle of elevation and depression, and speed of airplanes using trigonometric functions.