Process

Your job:

1. Decide who will research what weather event.

        You can choose:

                tornadoes
                winter storms
                thunderstorms
                floods
          

2. Use the links to look up information that you can use to answer the following questions.

        a. Where does the weather event most happen?

        b.  When does the weather event occur?  (what season or month)

        c.  What damage does your weather event cause?

        d.  What causes this weather to occur?

        e.  List of safety tips for this type of weather.

        f.  Interesting facts that you would like to include.

3.  Come together with the rest of your group to plan your brochure.  Decide what you want to use to make it exciting.

4.  Plan your individual page of the brochure.

5.  Put the brochure together.

6.  Play the "Making Weather" game.

 

After you have decided what weather you will research, use the links below your topic to answer the following questions:

Print off this worksheet to help you.

TORNADOES    
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/reachout/kidspage.shtml
http://www.weatherwizkids.com/
http://eo.ucar.edu/webweather/safety.html
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/tornadoes/
http://www.redcross.org/services/disaster/0,1082,0_591_,00.html


FLOODS
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/reachout/kidspage.shtml
http://www.weatherwizkids.com/
http://eo.ucar.edu/webweather/safety.html
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/infocus/floods.html
http://www.redcross.org/services/prepare/0,1082,0_240_,00.html


WINTER STORMS    
http://www.weatherwizkids.com/
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/reachout/kidspage.shtml
http://eo.ucar.edu/webweather/safety.html
http://www.wxdude.com/page11.html
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/winter_storms/
http://www.redcross.org/services/prepare/0,1082,0_252_,00.html


THUNDERSTORMS   
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/reachout/kidspage.shtml
http://www.weatherwizkids.com/
http://eo.ucar.edu/webweather/safety.html
http://www.wxdude.com/page5.html
http://www.redcross.org/services/disaster/0,1082,0_590_,00.html

After you have filled in your graphic organizer worksheet:

    1.  Meet with your group to share your information and hear what everyone else has found out.

    2.  As a group, decide what information you should and should not use in the weather safety brochure.

    3. Plan your section of the brochure.
           -Sketch some picture ideas. 
           -Write out the important information that you want to use.  
           -Print out this
worksheet for help. 

    4.  Decide on one person in your group to print out the group brochure.  That person should print this page.  Add your page to your group brochure.  Offer help to others if needed.

 

When your brochure is finished, you may...

RULES:
1. Drawings should be drawn with the paper the tall way.
2. The more colorful, the better. Use crayons or markers.
3. Please put your name and J.B. Stephens on the back of your picture.
4. Some suggestions include sunshine with trees with new green leaves; windy days; sunshiny days; cloudy days; rainy days; days with clouds and sun; and thunderstorms. Other things that show spring are helpful, like flowers and birds.
6. What kinds of activities are children likely to do outdoors in spring? Drawings that show people doing outdoor activities are good. Some examples: playing in the park or the back yard; flying a kite; walking in the rain in a bright yellow slicker; jumping in mud puddles; enjoying flowers; playing ball.