Severe Weather Preparedness

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Description

Are you prepared in the event of severe weather? Now is your chance to be a young meteorologist and help our friend Owlie prepare for all sorts of severe weather conditions. Players who complete the game earn a Young Meteorologist Certificate.


Task

Be a young meteorologist and play the Severe Weather Preparedness Adventure, designed by NOAA.

Answer this question in a discussion post

Q: How is severe weather connected to the health of the ocean? 

Once you have made a submission for the assignment, your badge will appear the next time you log-in!  


Learning Objectives

To understand what conditions cause severe weather and how to be prepared in case of an emergency

This activity may be used to support the following learning objectives and competencies 

GRADE: All Grades


BIG IDEAS

Science K: Daily and seasonal changes affect all living things

Science 1: Observable patterns and cycles occur in the local sky and landscape

Science 2: Water is essential to all living things, and it cycles through the environment

Science 3: thermal energy can be produced and transferred

Science 4: Energy can be transformed

Science 7: Earth and its climate have changed of over geological time

Science 8: The behaviour of matter can be explained by kinetic molecular theory and atomic theory

Science 8: Energy can be transferred as both a particle and a wave

Science 9: The biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere are interconnected, as matter cycles and energy flows through them

Science 10: Energy is conserved and its transformation can affect living things and the environment

Earth Sciences 11: the transfer of energy through the atmosphere creates weather and this transfer is affected by climate change

Earth Sciences 11: the distribution of water has a major influence on weather and climate

Science for Citizens 11: Scientific processes and knowledge inform our decisions and impact our daily lives.

Science for Citizens 11: Scientific understanding enables humans to respond and adapt to changes locally and globally

Science for Citizens 11: Scientific knowledge can be used to develop procedures, techniques, and technologies that have implications for places of employment

Environmental Science 12: Human activities cause changes in the global climate system


CONTENT

Science k

  • Weather Changes
  • Seasonal Changes
  • Living things make changes to accommodate daily and seasonal cycles
  • First Peoples knowledge of seasonal changes

Science 1

  • Common objects in the sky
  • First Peoples Knowledge about the sky
  • First Peoples use and understanding of season rounds
  • Local patterns that occur on earth and in the sky

Science 2

  • the water cycle

Science 3

  • sources of thermal energy
  • transfer of thermal energy
  • Observable changes in the local environment caused by erosion and deposition fo wind, water and ice.

Science 4

  • Humans, plants, and animals sensing and responding to their environment
  • Phases of matter
  • The effect of temperature on particle movement

Science 7

  • surivvial needs
  • Natural Electrity 
  • Evidence of climate change 

Science 8

  • Kinetic Molecular Theory

Science 9

  • Matter cycles within biotic and abiotic components of ecosystems

Science 10:

  • Law of conservation of energy
  • Transformation of energy
  • Potential and Kinetic energy

Earth Science 11:

  • The hydrologic cycle
  • Changes in the composition fo the atmosphere due to natural and human causes
  • weather as the interaction of water, air, and energy transfer
  • Evidence of climate change

Science for Citizens 11

  • evidence-based decision making through science
  • personal safety and awareness
  • natural hazards and responses
  • human impact on Earth’s systems: both natural resources and effects of climate change
  • actions and decisions affecting the local and global environment, including those of First Peoples

Environmental Sciences 12

  • changes to climate systems
  • impacts of global warming



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