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PBL: Future Weather Forecasters

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Topic

Weather

Goals/Objectives

The student will investigate and understand how weather conditions and phenomena occur and can be predicted by investigating

  1. Weather phenomena
  2. Weather measurement and meteorological tools
  3. Using weather measurements and weather phenomena to make weather predictions
Theme

Future forecasters for the protection of Citizens of Mechanicsville

Scenario

Did you know that downtown Mechanicsville has been under water before? In order to improve forecasting weather, the NWS has asked that students of VA find a way to help forecast future weather conditions to help Virginians be better prepared, and to minimize damage and destruction.

Culminating Activity

PSA

Website

Brochure

Go Animate

Powtoon

Problem Question

How can we forecast weather better in order to help people of Mechanicsville be better prepared for catastrophic weather events?

Student Role

Junior Meteorologists as members of the National Weather Service's Committee on Future Forecasting

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‚Äčdownload.jpgCool Springs - 4th - Weather PBL Unit Question Map.pdf

Created by Cool Springs Elementary.


by Chris Mystkowski at 3:49 PM in Elementary, Earth and Space Science, Problem Based Learning/PBL
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