Weather is a highly motivating topic for my students...especially EXTREME WEATHER! The powerpoint will briefly introduce the 5 main extreme weather events: hurricane, blizzard, drought, tornado, and flood. Students will then research an extreme weather event and create a poster based on the criteria outlined in the rubric.
The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions website is a great resource for videos,maps,etc outlining extreme weather events. Call upon your local Red Cross agency to visit and present about weather events that often occur in your area and how you should respond and what you need to be prepared.