Major Storms and Community Resilience

This is Unit 1 of a larger module and centers on the fundamental concepts of major storms and community resilience. In this unit, students acquire a vocabulary related to storm systems and risk, engage in practical exercises on event probability and frequency, and complete written activities and oral presentations that reinforce these concepts, using two case studies as examples.

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Lisa Doner
Lorraine Motola
Patricia Stapleton
Science Education Research Center at Carleton College

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