Here is a copy of the weather project due Friday February 20th.
A Project on Extreme Weather
My Extreme Weather Project is on: _______________________________________
You will research an extreme weather event using books at school, the library and the Internet. You will have some time in class to research but you will also need to do some research at home. Your project will be built at home. Your research will be recorded using a graphic organizer. The research will be used for two parts of your project.
Part 1: you will create a 3‐D hanging mobile, a diorama or a standing model of your extreme weather event.
Part 2: you will write your research information onto cards that will attach to the 3‐D model.
Part 3: You will share your project with the class on Friday Feb.20th by showing the project, talking about it and answering a few questions.
1. Mobile: a hanging 3‐D model that represents the weather event with research writing hanging on cards from the mobile.
2. Diorama: a 3‐D model in a box that represents the weather event with research writing on outside of box.
3. Model: a standing 3‐D component attached to a base (cardboard or wood) of the weather event with research writing around the base.
Part 1: Choose A, B, or C and create a model of the weather event. You can use modeling clay, natural materials like sticks, sand, clay, leaves, and craft materials like cotton, pipe cleaners, plastic, wire, cardboard or foam – really anything you like!
Part 2: Answer these questions in full sentences on cards that hang from or are attached to your mobile/diorama/model.
1. What are the characteristics of your weather event?
2. What causes this type of weather to occur?
3. Where does this weather occur? Name a location.
4. What are four statistics, amazing facts or world records related to the extreme weather event? Hint: look for numbers – speed, height, distance, the name and date of a famous storm, stories of survival.
5. How does this weather impact living things like humans or animals?
6. How does this weather impact non‐living things like the land or water?
PART 3: On Friday Feb. 20th you will present your project to the class, answer a few questions and hand it in.
Scholastic Severe Weather & Natural Disasters:
The Weather Channel KIDS: http://www.theweatherchannelkids.com/climate-code/climate-close-up/extreme-weather/
What Causes Extreme Weather? http://www.askkids.com/web?q=What+Causes+Extreme+Weather&qsrc=6&o=0&l=dir
The Disaster Area: http://www.fema.gov/kids/dizarea.htm
Environment Canada Weather Office
The Weather Network