Wild Weather: Taking It To Extremes

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weatherInstructor: Madeline Goodwin
5-10 students, ages 9-12
Meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:45pm Pacific Time

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CLASS DESCRIPTION: 
Hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, droughts, floods - summers seem to be full of wild weather. What causes these extreme events, and what effects do they have on the ecosystems and communities they impact? We will spend a week each on common summer weather extremes, looking at the science, environmental impacts, and human adaptations. At the end, students will give a short presentation on extreme weather patterns where they live.

Prerequisites: None

SYLLABUS

Week 1weather
Class 1: Introductions & extreme weather definitions
Class 2: Drought - science & impacts
Week 2
Class 3: Drought - human adaptations
Class 4: Floods - science & impacts
Week 3
Class 5: Floods - human adaptations
Class 6: Hurricanes - science & impacts
Week 4
Class 7: Hurricanes - human adaptationsweather
Class 8: Tornadoes - science & impacts
Week 5
Class 9: Tornadoes - human adaptations
Class 10: Wildfires - science & impacts
Week 6
Class 11: Wildfires - human adaptations
Class 12: Student presentations

 

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