The most comprehensive, colorful, and fun thunderstorm lesson you will ever see. 23 page guided differentiated tutorial on thunderstorms and tornadoes. Activities and questions are differentiated for a variety of learners. Pick and choose the sections based on ability level or complete them all. Used in a 7th grade earth and space science classroom for college prep, special education, and inclusion students. Fantastic for a whole class activity using a smart or Promethean board. Or one can separate sections for specific ability levels. Also a great tool to use in groups with mixed ability levels. Topics covered include: cloud types, development stages of thunderstorms, thunderstorm features (lightning, hail, winds, tornadoes, heavy rainfall), map analysis, cross sectional analysis, air mass thunderstorms, frontal thunderstorms, watches and warnings, severe characteristics, supercells, derechos, mesoscale convective complex, squall lines, thundersnow, mid latitude cyclone application, and radar analysis. ANSWER KEY INCLUDED.
Cut and paste or Velcro and laminate for special education applications and alternative assessments.
Within the classroom, this activity has been consistently very successful and acclaimed by students in grades 5th – 9th within multiple types of schools - public, private, and charter.
This work has also been shared at workshops, in-services, and conferences.
Applicable to many state science assessments and benchmarks.
Has been applied to state mandated North Carolina end of year tests for science in grades 5 and 8.
Even used by teachers in New York State as a preparation for the Earth Science Grade 9 Regents Exam.
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*Activity designed, completed, and submitted at private residence/educational resource center*
Geo Leo and Meteo Mike
“The Tar Heel Tandem”
“Southern Science Specialists”