Lesson Plan: Weather Hazards | Nagwa Lesson Plan: Weather Hazards | Nagwa

Lesson Plan: Weather Hazards

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to identify weather hazards and explain the steps we can take to reduce their impact.

Objectives

Students will be able to

  • explain what a weather hazard is,
  • describe the features of storms, floods, and droughts,
  • describe different types of storm including blizzards, tropical storms, hurricanes, thunderstorms, and tornadoes,
  • describe the role of weather forecasts in predicting weather hazards,
  • name ways in which people can prepare for and protect against weather hazards, including floodwalls, levees, window boards, lightning rods, and seawalls.

Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

  • the definition of weather and climate,
  • the names of some types of weather hazards,
  • climate change,
  • how scientists collect data and predict the weather.

Exclusions

Students will not cover

  • earthquakes or landslides,
  • links between climate change and weather hazards.

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