The Weather Channel Virtual Field Trip – Severe Winter Weather

This The Weather Channel Virtual Field Trip – Severe Winter Weather lesson plan also includes:

As young meterologists learn about extreme winter weather forecasts, they find themselves taking a journey into the past by interviewing their family members to share their memories of the worse winter storm or winter weather disaster they ever experienced. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Introduce severe winter weather discussion using the KWL chart and leave posted for all students to view throughout the lesson; although winter storms and ice are regional, task is relevant for all students 
  • Have student groups look at the safety kit list and think about why each item might be important in an emergency situation
  • Flip classroom by assigning the video as homework if time is a constraint
Classroom Considerations

  • Video links require a free membership to Discovery Education; viewing time of videos should be considered before implementing the lesson
  • This is the second in a series of four weather-related lessons
Pros

  • Exposes students to the severity of extreme weather changes
Cons

  • None