By Caitlin Brennan Discovering Storms Next
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Target Audience • 3rd Grade • They know basics about precipitation and basic weather terms • The class is gifted and works at a slightly faster pace than other children their age. Next
Learning Environment • The students are going through instruction in a computer lab at school during class time. • They may complete this computer activity either by themselves or in small groups. Next
Objectives/Purpose • At the end of this exercise, the students will be able to identify the different types of storms and the different aspects of each storm. • The students will take a quiz and complete 85% of the questions correct. • The students will also do a project over a specific type of storm. Next
Indiana State Standards • Grade 3 • Science • Standard 3 – The Physical Setting • Earth and the Processes That Shape It • 3.3.5 • 3.3.6 • 3.3.7 http://www.doe.state.in.us/standards/grade03.html Next
Discovering STORMS! START
Control Buttons • Go to next slide • Go to main menu • Go straight to the quiz • Go back to the main menu or review slide
Hi! My name is Thunder Cloud or TC for short! My name’s Bolt. We’re here to help you learn about different types of storms!
We’ll give you helpful hints throughout the program. Let’s get started and learn about different types of storms!
Let’s review some basic weather information that you should have already learned.
Do you remember how rain forms? -Rain forms because of the WATER CYCLE! -The water cycle is made up of three parts. Do you remember them? -The three parts of the water cycle are: • Evaporation • Condensation • Precipitation
Good job reviewing!!! Now that we remember where precipitation comes from, let’s learn about different storms that occur because of that precipitation! Ready to get started?
Thunderstorm Hurricane Tornado Snowstorm Storms Hailstorm Blizzard Ice Storm
Snowstorm • Heavy snowfall (more than 2 in per hour) • Can damage tree limbs, cars, and houses • Considered less dangerous than ice storms I love snowstorms! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm
Snowstorm Pictures http://www.rwf2000.com/ND2/gifs3/49-50Snowstorm.jpg http://www.masters-of-photography.com/images/full/adams/adams_oak_tree_snowstorm.jpg
Thunderstorm • Lightning & Thunder • Heavy precipitation • Occur throughout the world Hey, Bolt! This is OUR storm!!! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm
Thunderstorm • Lightning • What causes lightning? • Lightning is a discharge of electricity in the atmosphere That’s ME! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm
Thunderstorm • Thunder • What is thunder? • Thunder is the sound made by lightning • It may sound like a “crack”, a “rumble”, or somewhere in between http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm
Thunderstorm Pictures http://thehannies.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/thunderstorm.jpg http://www.ilankelman.org/disasterdeaths/lightning.jpg http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/aug2007/20070830_thunderstorm.jpg
Blizzard • Gale-force winds • Heavy snow – 2 in/hr • Very cold conditions – (-10 degrees Celsius or 14 degrees Farenheit) I love snow!! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm
Blizzard • What is gale-force wind? • A VERY strong wind • 39 mph to 54 mph That’s some strong wind! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm
What are the differences between a blizzard and a snowstorm? Blizzard Snowstorm • Snow falling at least 2 in/hr • Gale-force winds • Very cold • Snow falling at least 2 in/hr • Not necessarily having high winds • Not necessarily being very cold http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm
Ice Storm • One of the most dangerous types of storms • Rain turns into ice before it hits the ground • Very damaging to trees and power lines • Makes roads extremely slick http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm
http://raven.bethelks.edu/collegian/images/2005.02.10/N_IceStorm.jpghttp://raven.bethelks.edu/collegian/images/2005.02.10/N_IceStorm.jpg http://gadgetcrunch.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/ice-storm-van.jpg http://nsidc.org/snow/gallery/ice_storm.jpg http://www.intrex.net/walker/images/week/icestorm.jpg Ice Storm Pictures
Hailstorm • Precipitates chunks of ice • Usually occurs during thunderstorms • Hail can range in size from tiny to very large (sometimes more than 2 in in diameter!) WOW! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm
Hailstorm Pictures http://www.srh.noaa.gov/abq/officeinfo/photo_album/PicOWeek/Hail/Socorro%20Hailstorm%205%20Oct%202004.jpg http://wigley.us/wp-content/uploads/2006/08/IMG_3566w1000.jpg http://arksearch.com/images/Hailstorm.jpg
Tornado • A violent, destructive windstorm occuring on land • Dark, funnel-shaped cyclone • Usually occurs during a thunderstorm • The most destructive type of storm • Tornado Alley http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm
Tornado • Tornado Alley • The area of the United States where tornadoes are most frequent http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm
Tornado Alley http://www.spc.noaa.gov/faq/tornado/stalley.gif
Tornado Pictures http://www.desktoprating.com/wallpapers/nature-wallpapers-pictures/lighting-and-tornado-storm-wallpaper.jpg http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/0506/tornado_nguyen_big.jpg http://charles.robinsontwins.org/photogal/pretty/tornado.jpg
Hurricane (Tropical Cyclone) • Strong winds & flooding rain • Forms over oceans with warm water • Also can produce high waves and damaging storm surges And if a hurricane is very destructive, it’s name is retired and can’t be used again! Did you know that hurricanes are given people names? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm
Hurricane Pictures http://library.thinkquest.org/5818/images/hurricane.JPEG http://www.surfersvillage.com/img/st/Hurricane_Isabel2.jpg http://www.prisonplanet.com/Pictures/Oct05/141005hurricane.jpg
What Do You Want To Do Now? Quiz Review
REVIEW: Click on the storm you want to know more about! Hurricane Thunderstorm Tornado Snowstorm Storms Hailstorm Blizzard Ice Storm Start the Quiz!
STORMS QUIZ! Click To Start!
1. Which storm precipitates chunks of ice? Blizzard Hurricane Hailstorm Tornado A B C D
CORRECT! A hailstorm precipitates chunks of ice. Bravo! http://www.srh.noaa.gov/abq/officeinfo/photo_album/PicOWeek/Hail/Socorro%20Hailstorm%205%20Oct%202004.jpg
Not quite! Remember: chunks of ice are called hail. Try Again!
2. Look at the picture below. What type of storm is this? Tornado Hurricane Thunderstorm Snowstorm A B C D http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/0506/tornado_nguyen_big.jpg
CORRECT! Yay! This is a picture of a tornado! Woohoo! http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/0506/tornado_nguyen_big.jpg
Not quite! Remember: this type of a storm is often part of a thunderstorm. Try Again!
3. What type of storm includes heavy snowfall and very cold temperatures? Snowstorm Ice storm Tornado Blizzard A Be careful! This one is a little tricky! B C D
CORRECT! Great! A blizzard includes heavy snowfall and very cold temperatures! Woohoo! http://www.masters-of-photography.com/images/full/adams/adams_oak_tree_snowstorm.jpg
Not quite! Remember: a snowstorm just contains heavy snowfall, but this type of storm also has very cold temperatures. Try Again!
4. Where do most tornadoes occur in the United States? A cornfield Tornado Lane Tornado Alley Tornado Row A B C D
CORRECT! Most tornadoes occur in Tornado Alley! Horray!! Yippee!
Not quite! Do you remember what this area is called? Try Again! http://www.spc.noaa.gov/faq/tornado/stalley.gif
5. Where do hurricanes form? Over open land Over warm ocean water Over lakes Over cold ocean water A B C D
CORRECT! Hurricanes form over warm ocean waters! Good job! Horray!! http://www.prisonplanet.com/Pictures/Oct05/141005hurricane.jpg