Scientific and Engineering Practices
Asking Questions and Defining Problems
Cause and Effect
- There are patterns related to local severe weather that can be observed (e.g., certain types of severe weather happen more in certain places).
- Weather patterns (e.g., some events are more likely to occur in certain regions) help scientist predict severe weather before it happens.
- Severe weather warnings are used to communicate predictions about severe weather.
- Weather forecasting can help people plan for, and respond to, specific local weather (e.g., responses: stay indoors during severe weather, go to cooling centers during heat waves; preparations: evacuate coastal areas before a hurricane, cover windows before storms).
Students are able to:
- Ask questions based on observations to find more information about the world.
- Obtain, evaluate and communicate information from observations and grade appropriate text or media.
- Obtain information to describe patterns in the natural world.
Students understand that:
- Severe weather has causes that generate observable patterns.
- Obtain Information