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Students will learn about severe weather in Utah.
Utah has a dry climate with mild winters and long, warm summers. Temperatures throughout the state vary. The cooler temperatures are found more in the northeastern part of the state and the mountains. The warmer temperatures are found in the western, central, and southern parts of Utah. Because of the fact that Utah gets less than ten inches of precipitation per year, it is known as a desert.
The above scenario makes Utah sound quite boring. But don’t let this fool you. Utah can have very severe weather.
Weather like this doesn’t happen often in Utah, but when it does, it causes much damage and can be life-threatening.
1. Use science process and thinking skills
2. Manifest scientific attitudes and interests
3. Understand science concepts and principles
4. Communicate effectively using science and language and reasoning
Pre-Assessment/Invitation to Learn
Ask the students these questions: (Have them write the answers in their journals.)
Rainstorms in class:
Questions to ask after the storm simulation:
We can find the answers to these questions on the Internet.
Today we will be exploring some wild weather information on the Internet. Each student should be given a list of addresses to enter into the computer.
Homework & Family Connections