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Weather Events Activity-Stations Kit for Earth science and meteorology will provide valuable knowledge about the science behind common weather events. Perform a fun series of experiments.

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Discover what the weather’s really like, all around you! Students gain valuable knowledge about the science behind common weather events by performing a series of experiments in this activity stations laboratory kit. Five mini-lab activities are set up around the classroom, each designed to take about 10 minutes to complete. Student groups may rotate through the five stations in any order. Students study how tornadoes form, the Fujita and EF scales, relative humidity and dew point, and cloud and snow formation. Teacher Notes with sample data, comprehensive background information, and reproducible student handouts are included. Complete for 30 students working in groups of three.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Analyzing and interpreting data

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-ESS2.D: Weather and Climate
HS-ESS2.D: Weather and Climate

Crosscutting Concepts

Systems and system models
Cause and effect

Performance Expectations

MS-PS4-1: Use mathematical representations to describe a simple model for waves that includes how the amplitude of a wave is related to the energy in a wave.
MS-PS4-2: Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.
HS-PS4-1: Use mathematical representations to support a claim regarding relationships among the frequency, wavelength, and speed of waves traveling in various media.