PBL Staying Safe During Extreme Weather
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Note from the author:
This formative is by Susan Castigliego! Below, she describes how each 3rd grade NGSS standard is assessed in it so you can see how it fits into what you are already teaching!

3-ESS2-1 Earth's Systems 1. Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.

Students will look at data in different types of graphs that display an extreme weather condition during the winter.

3-ESS3-1 Earth and Human Activity 1. Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard.*

Students will need to make a claim about how they can stay safe during the blizzard. They will need to design a dafety plan to help reduced the impacts of this storm on their famliy.

3-5-ETS1-1. Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.

Students in this formative will need to design a safety plan and tool kit to stay safe that has a specified criteria.

3-5-ETS1-2. Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

Students in this formative will generate and compare their safety plan mutliple time to see if it fits the criteria for the problem that is addressed.

3-5-ETS1-3. Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

Students will check over their safety plan to see if it is effective and if needs improvemnt will find a way to make adjustments and add to their plan.
Standards that will be addressed
3-ESS2-1.Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.
3-ESS3-1.Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard.
3-5-ETS1-1.Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
3-5-ETS1-2.Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
3-5-ETS1-3.Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
3-5 3-Phenomena and solutions
1
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Based on the futurecast, make a claim about the weather that will be impacting this area.
2
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Based on this, What do you think is the difference between a winter storm warning and a winter storm watch?
3
1
In your own words, define blizzard in detail.
4
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Based on all the above information, you are going to be asked to invent a safety plan for your family for this storm. Make a bulleted list of all the items and procedures you will need to include in this plan below. Remember to include all the important information that the meteorologist included in all his reports.
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Explain your reasoning to whether your safety plan will keep your safe in this extreme weather event.
Author Susan Castigliego 2017
Blog and Pictures by WPRI Del Santo, TJ 2017
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