PBL: Preparing people of Virginia for catastrophic weather events
Weather phenomena and weather instruments
We will meet Science Standard 4.6: The student will investigate and understand how weather conditions and phenomena occur and can be predicted.
Key concepts include
The students will be able to discuss the different phenomena (thunderstorms, blizzards, tornadoes and hurricanes), students will be able to name and use weather tools appropriately and make weather predictions based off of the different phenomena and data collected.
Preparing people of Virginia for catastrophic weather events
|The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors (CCBS) has received reports of the damage of Hurricane Sandy on New York and New Jersey. The hurricane was expected to hit Virginia just as severely but we were spared. The governor has asked the NWS and the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors to organize local school districts to collect data to form a task force to prepare the state for future catastrophic weather events.|
|Develop a newscast using all the information they have learned about weather to answer the driving question. Students will be divided based on severe weather and a Virginia region. They will be able to use a PPT, Powtoons, songs/chants, skits, weather tool demonstration or creating a visual aid.|
|How can people of Virginia be prepared for catastrophic weather events?|
The students will be Junior Meteorologists hired by the CCBS.
|Weather PBL Unit Question Map Clover Hill 4th Grade.pdf|
Created by Clover Hill Elementary School.