NOVA Cloud Lab Lesson Plan

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A sign that washed away from Hurricane Sandy in 2012 beached itself 3,595 miles away in France. This artifact and others from around the world help scientists understand water currents and the far-reaching impact of hurricanes. Scholars analyze clouds, storms, water vapor, temperature and more to better understand future storms on Earth.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a calendar of hurricane seasons throughout the world
  • Track the clouds outside at a few different times of the day throughout the unit
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires browsers that support HTML5
Pros

  • Follows a 5E format
  • Lesson easily extends in every part for those wishing to go more in depth
Cons

  • None
NGSS