Students analyze cloud data from a storm that crossed the United States in late November 2019. They identify cloud types from photos of the sky in various locations to identify the zonation of clouds across a cold and warm front.

Clouds Storms and Other Weather

This Teaching Box combines hands-on activities, data analysis, and discussion that help high school students consider how weather can affect cloud types and how cloud types can affect climate.

Clouds Storms and Other Weather How Climate Works

Students consider weather conditions before, during, and after a tornado and build a model to visualize what is happening when a tornado occurs.

Storms and Other Weather

Ice is slippery, causing cars and trucks to skid out of control. You can safely explore how cars slip on ice by making a model of an icy road and testing out how well the wheels of toy cars grip onto the ice.

Storms and Other Weather

This teaching box is filled with explorations and readings that help secondary students learn the science of flash flooding. Get your feet wet by bringing the science of flash floods to your classroom.

Storms and Other Weather

Students test the hypothesis that a 100-year flood happens once every hundred years, learning how the probability of a flood does not mean that floods happen at regular intervals.

Storms and Other Weather

Students review graphs and charts of severe weather data then answer "True and False" questions about the content conveyed.

Storms and Other Weather

GLOBE Weather is a five-week curriculum unit designed to help middle school students understand weather at local, regional, and global scales.

How Weather Works Storms and Other Weather

In this activity, students identify the location of an atmospheric river over the Pacific (also called the Pineapple Express) by analyzing water vapor data collected by COSMIC satellites.

Storms and Other Weather

Hurricane Resilience is a 20-day high school environmental science curriculum for use in coastal locations where hurricanes are common and helps students make connections between the science of hurricanes, how they affect their community and region, and how we can plan for a more resilient future.

Storms and Other Weather

Students investigate maps and data to learn where and when hurricanes form and how climate change may be affecting them.

Storms and Other Weather How Climate Works Impacts of Climate Change

Students research the 2013 Colorado floods, present the information they find, and summarize all information presented.

Storms and Other Weather

Students explore factors that influence why certain areas in the United States have more tornadoes than others and observe a model to visualize what is happening during a tornado.

Storms and Other Weather

After reading about hurricanes and their impacts on the coast, students model conditions during a hurricane that produce storm surge and witness its impact on model coastlines.  

Storms and Other Weather

Project Resilience is a 20-day high school curriculum that helps students examine the environmental challenges facing communities along the Gulf of Mexico and learn about resilience planning using a resilience planning toolkit.

Storms and Other Weather

Students investigate a physical model to explore how satellite data impacts weather monitoring and forecasting.

Storms and Other Weather

In this teaching box are resources to help students learn why and where tornadoes happen and how these weather events impact people’s lives.

Storms and Other Weather

Students review what scientists know and what they’re working to understand about the relationship between extreme weather events and climate change.

Storms and Other Weather Impacts of Climate Change

A collection of educational resources about the science of winter weather for primary grade students.

Storms and Other Weather