National Center for Environmental Education, NOAA
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Middle School: 1 Cross Cutting Concept, 2 Science and Engineering Practices
High School: 1 Science and Engineering Practice
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- These graphics can be used as data/evidence in any discussion or talk about the influence of climate change on extreme weather events.
About the Science
- Based on data compiled by the National Centers for Environmental Information (formerly NCDC), the U.S. has sustained 203 weather and climate disasters since 1980 in which overall damages/costs reached or exceeded $1 billion.
Comments from expert scientist:
- Wonderful graphics that are very clear
- Methodology and data sources explained
- 1980-2018 year to date billion-dollar disaster event frequency for US and each state/US territory
About the Pedagogy
- Resource includes various interactive graphical displays (frequency mapping, time-series graphs, summary statistics, and chronological table of events) for individual disaster events (drought, flooding, freeze, severe storms, tropical cyclones, wildfires, winter storms) as well as consolidation of all events.
- User can customize range of years and disaster types, to help visualize how disaster costs change over space and time.
Next Generation Science Standards See how this Static Visualization supports:
Cross Cutting Concepts: 1
MS-C1.4:Graphs, charts, and images can be used to identify patterns in data.
Science and Engineering Practices: 2
MS-P4.1:Construct, analyze, and/or interpret graphical displays of data and/or large data sets to identify linear and nonlinear relationships.
MS-P4.4:Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for phenomena.