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Dust storms are a type of extreme weather. Dust storms happen when very strong winds carry clouds of dust across an area.

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Mapping Extreme Natural Events
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EDUCATION

Mapping Extreme Natural Events

Students use an interactive natural hazards map to construct their own maps of extreme natural events by United States region. Then they identify patterns.

  • Best for: Grades 4-5 (ages 9-11)
  • Concepts: extreme natural events, extreme weather, mapping, natural disasters, region
Wildest Weather Education
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Wildest Weather Education

Find educational materials about weather in space created by National Geographic to use in your classroom: activities, worksheets, videos, maps, diagrams, and related links.

  • Concepts: comet, earth-sun connection, engineering, extreme weather, jupiter, magnetic fields, national geographic movies, planets, rover, seasons, solar eclipse, solar system, space, space probe, space weather, stem, sun, sunspot, weather
Shaping the Tallest Peak on Earth
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Shaping the Tallest Peak on Earth

Activity. Students analyze the features of Mount Everest through maps, photographs, film clips, and a virtual globe, then envision encountering those features while climbing the mountain in 1924 and today.

  • Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
  • Concepts: exploration, extreme weather, george mallory, glaciers, himalaya, landforms, mountains, mount everest, plate tectonics, wildest dream
Preparing for Extreme Natural Events
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EDUCATION

Preparing for Extreme Natural Events

Students discuss their feelings about extreme natural events, learn safety and preparation tips, and create safety signs.

  • Best for: Grades 3-5 (ages 8-11)
  • Concepts: extreme natural events, natural disasters, safety
Extreme Weather on Earth and Other Planets
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EDUCATION

Extreme Weather on Earth and Other Planets

Students investigate extreme weather on Earth and other planets, learn about instruments used to measure weather, and design a space probe that will gather weather information on another planet.

  • Best for: Grades 2-5 (ages 7-11)
Environmental Conditions in Our Solar System
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EDUCATION

Environmental Conditions in Our Solar System

Students explore the difference between weather and climate, analyze environmental conditions on Earth and other planets, and design a space probe that can withstand extreme weather on other planets.  

  • Best for: Grades 6-8 (ages 11-14)
Tracking Violent Storms
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Tracking Violent Storms

Activity. Students construct choropleth maps showing the frequency of tornadoes by state in the United States.

  • Best for: Grades 4-8 (ages 9-14)
  • Concepts: extreme weather, mapping, national geographic bee
Design Your Own Space Probe
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EDUCATION

Design Your Own Space Probe

Students imagine they are scientists or engineers designing a new space probe to explore our solar system. They choose a planet, review its weather factors, and use a rubric to gather information, make a plan, modify and/or test their plan, and create their design. Students conduct peer evaluation a...

  • Best for: Grades 2-5 (ages 7-11)
  • Concepts: design, extreme weather, instruments, planets, wildest weather
Extreme Weather on Our Planet
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EDUCATION

Extreme Weather on Our Planet

Students use prior knowledge, a photo gallery, and a video to discuss what they already know about extreme weather on Earth and brainstorm a list of weather-related words. Then they organize the information they learned about weather events and conditions present for each type of weather event, and ...

  • Best for: Grades 2-5 (ages 7-11)
  • Concepts: atmosphere, pressure, temperature, weather, wildest weather, wind
Design a Space Probe
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EDUCATION

Design a Space Probe

Students imagine they are scientists or engineers designing a new space probe to explore our solar system. They choose a planet, review its weather factors, and use a rubric to gather information, make a plan, modify and/or test their plan, and create their design. Students conduct peer evaluation a...

  • Best for: Grades 6-8 (ages 11-14)
  • Concepts: extreme weather, instruments, planets, space probes, wildest weather
Extreme Weather in Our Solar System
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EDUCATION

Extreme Weather in Our Solar System

Students discuss how scientists learn about weather on other planets, brainstorm characteristics of extreme weather on other planets, and use a video to identify new information about weather in our solar system. Then students compare and contrast weather conditions for planets in our solar system....

  • Best for: Grades 6-8 (ages 11-14)
  • Concepts: atmosphere, solar system, temperature, weather, wildest weather
Extreme Weather on Earth
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EDUCATION

Extreme Weather on Earth

Students use prior knowledge, a photo gallery, and a video to discuss what they already know about extreme weather on Earth and brainstorm and categorize a list of weather-related words and phrases. Then they identify the necessary conditions for weather events to occur, and the factors that affect ...

  • Best for: Grades 6-8 (ages 11-14)
  • Concepts: atmosphere, climate, jet stream, temperature, weather, wildest weather
Extreme Natural Events
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EDUCATION

Extreme Natural Events

Students brainstorm types of extreme natural events, describe the dangerous characteristics of each, and compare and contrast them.

  • Best for: Grades 4-5 (ages 9-11)
  • Concepts: extreme natural events, extreme weather, natural disasters, natural hazards