This severe weather presentation focuses on the following essential question, “How do scientists categorize dangerous weather?“
Topics covered include the importance of studying severe weather, tornadoes, The Enhanced Fujita (EF) Scale, thunderstorms, hurricanes, The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, blizzards, hailstorms, heatwaves, droughts, floods, climate change and its impact on severe weather, severe weather watches and warnings, safety measures for each type of severe weather, etc.
The presentation is estimated to take approximately 25 minutes of class time. Guided notes are included for students to fill in while listening to and following along with the presentation. Open-ended questions are included at the end of the presentation to guide class discussion.
Grade Levels: 6th – 12th
Total Pages: 48
Teaching Duration: 25 Minutes
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