Anna Mika, National Geographic Education
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- Educators are encouraged to start the activity by activating students' prior knowledge about extreme weather on Earth.
- As an extension to this activity, educator could encourage students to investigate what constitutes extreme weather. In some areas, certain weather-related events may not be classified as extreme.
About the Science
- Students investigate types of extreme weather and their contributing factors, and then explore similarities and differences between weather and climate.
- Comment from expert scientist: Good overview and use of imagery. Language is appropriate.
About the Pedagogy
- Video and brilliant photography archived on the National Geographic Society's Website make this lesson stimulating; otherwise, it is a standard paper-and-pencil activity.
- Text is provided underneath photographs, explaining the images.
Technical Details/Ease of Use
- Educator is given clear instruction on how to introduce and guide this activity.
- All resources needed for the activity are provided on the resource Webpage but cannot be downloaded at this time.
- Video is challenging to find on their new site http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/science/earth-sci/weather-101-sci/; no transcript on the video.
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