This fun assignment allows students to synthesize what they know about severe weather and engineering. Students will create a design for a storm chasing vehicle, as well as a storm chasing suit for storm chasers to wear. You will be embedding engineering design in your weather curriculum, which allows students to think critically about solving problems and evaluating solutions. Many students in the middle grades are fascinated by severe weather and the bravery of storm chasers, which makes this an exciting and engaging activity for them.
This product contains all the resources that the student and teacher need to complete this assignment, including:
- Teacher tips and instructions
- 2 brainstorming activities
- Student checklist
- Grading rubric
- Peer evaluation form
After your students complete their designs, they can have a gallery walk to show off their ingenuity.
Thank you for your interest in this product. I hope that your students enjoy the activity as much as mine have.