Introduction: Prepare For Severe
Severe weather occurs on
a regular basis in different parts of our country and around
the world. How do people deal with these natural phenomena?
In this project, you will learn about all types of severe
weather, the similarities and differences between them and
what you can do if severe weather occurs in your
You will be working in groups of three people. Your group will randomly be assigned one of the severe weather topics. Initially, you will need to research some background information on your weather topic. Once you have completed your group research, you will be preparing a Google Presentation or Prezi on your severe weather topic. Your group will then present your severe weather topic to the class using the SmartBoard, and other presenter tools.
You can download the research question worksheet by clicking HERE.
You can click HERE
to see the grading rubric.
Information Resources on Severe Weather
Meteorological Guide to Hurricanes
Preparing for Hurricanes: FEMA
Severe Storms Lab
History - N.H.C.
Tropical Weather: How it Works!
Severe Storms Lab
NOAA Severe Weather Lab
Online Tornado FAQ
Tornadoes: Nature's Most Violent Storms
How Stuff Works: Lightning
Winter Storm Info
Severe Winter Storms Formation Basics
Flood Basics: Severe Weather Lab
How Stuff Works: Floods
Today on Hail
Channel's Severe Weather Readiness
Red Cross Disaster Services
Marin Municipal Water District
Marin Water Usage
Marin Watershed project
What is a watershed?
California Water - Government site
California Water Association
Water Use It Wisely
Process Part 1: Presentation
You will create a
Google presentation or a Prezi describing your type of weather. You will need to create at least one slide for each question on the research sheet, a title slide and a credits slide that includes a bibliography.
Process Part 2: Your Group Presentation
You or your group will be
presenting your Google presentation or Prezi to the rest of the
class. Be prepared to
speak for a 5 - 10 minute block of time.
Severe weather is
occurring all the time, more so in specific regions. Even
California gets its share of severe weather. Knowing the
types of severe weather, as well as what to do in the event
that severe weather occurs in your area, will allow you to
be better prepared in case of an actual natural disaster