This is a great introduction to a weather unit (a hook), or wrap up, where they use what they know. It depends on how you want to scaffold it. It is also a good cross-curricular assignment that helps build presentation and writing skills in science, or science and career knowledge in another class.
It includes directions for students to analyze weather data, make connections between the data, and then produce a written summary about why the ice storm occurred.
student handout, original weather maps, excel file with weather data and sample graphs, initial presentation with background information and extra video links.
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