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Core Knowledge Foundation

Seasons and Weather: Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers K Standards
Kindergartners explore the cycle of the seasons in a 10-lesson language arts unit. Through a series of picture-supported read-aloud activities, children are able to identify the sequence of seasons and the types of weather associated...
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Lesson Plan
NASA

Hurricanes and Hot Towers with TRMM

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Take cover because a wild presentation on hurricanes is about to make landfall in your classroom! An outstanding PowerPoint presentation is the centerpiece of this lesson. Not only does it provide information and photographs, but several...
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Interactive
Scholastic

Study Jams! Severe Storms

For Students 4th - 8th
Tornadoes and hurricanes and blizzards, oh my! Severe storms are always occurring somewhere on the planet. By reading through these slides, learners discover the characteristics of each type. Have them do this as homework and then take...
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Lesson Plan
Center Science Education

Tracking Hurricane News

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Here is a unique twist for your lesson plan on hurricanes. After examining extreme weather news headlines, your storm chasers view a PowerPoint about hurricanes and then zoom in on Hurricane Irene. They map a timeline of her trek up the...
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Center Science Education

Weather in the News

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Tornadoes, blizzards, and hurricanes, oh my! In this lesson, meteorology majors compare stories of historical storms written by two or more different sources. As a result, they understand how the media portrays such catastrophes and...
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Center Science Education

Torrents, Droughts, and Twisters - Oh My!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What is causing the extreme weather happening around the planet? Middle and high schoolers read about climate change as a possible link to such phenomena. Then they form groups to discuss and research one of the types of weather events....
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Center Science Education

Hurricanes and Climate

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Feeling under the weather? This lesson on hurricanes can whip things up! With professionally designed maps and handouts, teach your future weathermen (or women) where, when, and how hurricanes occur. They identify hurricane regions and...
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Curated OER

Extreme Research Report

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Investigate weather facts and figures to determine what has caused particular climate conditions. Research air pressure, temperature, wind, and humidity. Conduct online research to determine what air pressure, wind, temperature, and...
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Lesson Plan
K20 Learn

Water We Going To Do? Floodplains And Watershed Management

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How has human activity affected Earth's watersheds? An action-packed lesson plan, part of the K20 Center, examines water's ability to go with the flow regardless of what is in its path. Scholars build model watersheds, examine time-lapse...
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British Council

Storm coming!

For Teachers 10th - 12th
A storm is brewing. Scholars use the resource to listen to news reports about extreme weather events from different parts of the world. Pupils then role play an emergency meeting to save their town from a dangerous weather emergency. 
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NOAA

Hurricanes

For Students 6th - 12th
Here's a hurricane lesson that's sure to catch your eye! Pupils learn about the unique balance of conditions required to form one of nature's most destructive forces. The interactive illustrates how hurricanes form, grow, and affect...
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Activity
NOAA

Your Own El Nino

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars make a model to discover how the force of trade winds over the Pacific Ocean creates an El Niño. Super scientists observe how the severe weather affects life in water and on land. 
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Teach Engineering

Air Under Pressure

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce your class to air masses and how they affect the weather with a lesson that focuses on the differences between high and low air pressure systems. The class explores actual weather data using archived weather data.
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Teach Engineering

Dress for Success

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Dressing for success is not always about looking sharp. Sometimes it is about staying warm and dry. Present your class with an activity that challenges groups of pupils to design a layered material for blizzard conditions. The teams test...
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Worksheet
NOAA

Weather Word Find

For Students 5th - 8th
Weather isn't just for small talk anymore! Diagonal, horizontal, frontward, backward, up, and down; learners discover the ways 40 weather-related words are hidden in a word search. 
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NASA

How Does a Hurricane Form?

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Young meteorologists examine the formation of a hurricane in a resource focused on severe weather conditions. Once they learn that a hurricane is also a tropical cyclone, and detail the different levels associated with tropical storms,...
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Handout
NOAA

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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MENSA Education & Research Foundation

Hurricanes

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Learn the ins and outs of hurricanes through a series of lessons answering, "What is a hurricane? How does it travel? How is one formed, measured, and named?" Information is presented through informative text and images, while...
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Unit Plan
Association of American Geographers

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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Handout
Port Jefferson School District

Hurricane Katrina

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Young scientists track Hurricane Katrina across the Atlantic Ocean as they learn about these destructive forces of nature. Provided with a table of data tracking the location and conditions of Katrina over a one week span, learners plot...
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Lesson Plan
iCivics

Conflict & Cooperation

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Considering such conflicts as the Vietnam War and the war in Afghanistan, what motivates nations to cooperate? Your class members will analyze past and current international events in order to understand the types of conditions and...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

What Science Suggests About 'Weather Weirding'

For Students 4th - 8th
Here is an activity that you can use to help upper elementary or middle schoolers to meet Common Core literacy standards for science and technology. Youngsters read the article on extreme weather patterns, "Weather Runs Hot and Cold, So...
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PPT
Curated OER

Weather

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Here is a comprehensive and colorful collection of slides to introduce 4th - 8th graders to all things weather-related. The factors that contribute to weather are defined, types of clouds and the related conditions are explained, air...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Investigating the Climate System WEATHER

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners research, interpret, and become able to explain general characteristics of weather in tropical regions. Students observe and compare tropical and mid-latitude weather patterns.