(CNN Student News) -- Students will learn about different winter weather events, their causes and effects, and the regions most likely to experience them.
Generate a class discussion about different types of weather that occur during the winter season. Then, share the following list of winter weather terms with students:
Direct each student to select a term from the list, and research the following:
As part of their research, students should examine the benefits of forecasting winter weather and the preparations that people can make for severe winter weather events. After completing their research, challenge students to organize their findings in a graphic organizer and share their information with the class.
Extension: Have each student assume the role of a meteorologist and give a report on his or her weather event, using the information that he or she gathered to describe the event to the audience.
Content Standard F: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
As a result of activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop understanding of
• Natural hazards
• Risks and benefits
• Science and technology in society
Content Standard D: Earth and Space Science
As a result of their activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop an understanding of
• Energy in the earth system
• Geochemical cycles
Standard III. People, Places, and Environment: Social studies programs should include experiences that provide for the study of people, places, and environments.