Extreme Weather on Earth

In this activity, students use a set of photographs and a 3-minute video on weather to investigate extreme weather events. They are posed with a series of questions that ask them to identify conditions predictive of these events, and record them on a worksheet. Climate and weather concepts are defined.

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Anna Mika
National Geographic Education

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Educators are encouraged to start the activity by activating students' prior knowledge about extreme weather on Earth.

As an extension to this activity, educator could encourage students to investigate what constitutes extreme weather. In some areas, certain weather-related events may not be classified as extreme.