Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Alignment
Disciplinary Core Idea/Sub-Idea:
ESS2. Earth's Systems
ESS2.D. Weather and Climate
ESS3. Earth and Human Activity
ESS3.B. Natural Hazards
K-ESS2-1. Use and share quantitative observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time.
K-ESS3-2. Obtain and use information about weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, different types of local weather.
“Severe Weather – Blizzards –
Let It Snow!”
“Severe Weather – Hurricanes – Tropical Storms Run Amok!”
Extension 1 Instructional Focus
The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series (GOES-R) provides critical information for weather forecasting, including severe storm watches and warnings that help communities prepare for blizzards and hurricanes.
Extension 2 Instructional Focus
Students learn that "junk" is orbiting the Earth and putting satellites at risk. They discuss their ideas for how "space junk" might be cleaned up, draw and color a picture of their design, and make an orbital space debris tabletop display, showing and describing their work to their classmates, in alignment with the Common Core State Standards.