Weather WebQuest for 4th Grade
We are creating teams of 4th grade meteorologists who will share information about types of weather disasters. Your job as a meteorologist is to gather information about severe weather conditions and how to prepare for them.
Each team will be assigned a weather topic from the severe weather conditions listed below:
Each team will...
- research and take notes on their weather topic to become informed meteorologists.
- create a PowerPoint* weather presentation using weather data gathered from these websites and video clips.
- learn about the severe storms that occur in the United States and how to be prepared for extreme weather.
- share their presentations with other students in fourth grade.
*Each team will create a PowerPoint which will include a:
- Title slide with weather topic and names of each team member
- A Description of weather topic
- The Causes of weather topic
- The Effects of weather topic
- How to prepare for the severe weather conditions
- The positive and negative effects of weather
Your information will be recorded on a data collection sheet which will be given to you at the start of the project.
Discovery Education Video Clips
|Weather: Changes and Measurement||Weather Smart: Tornadoes|
|Understanding Weather||Weather Smart: Winter and Snow|
|Earth Science for Students; What is Weather?||Weather Smart: Hurricanes|
|Severe Weather Safety: Watch for the Warning||Weather Smart: Thunderstorms|
Weather Smart: Forecasting and Weather Instruments
Hand-On Weather: Part 02: More Weather Experiments
Brainpop Weather Videos Clips
|Weather - What's Stirring Up There?||Floods - Water, Water, Everywhere|
|Natural Disasters - Sometimes Bad Things Happen||Water Cycle - Water, Water, Everywhere|
|Tornadoes - Twist and Shout||Clouds - Look At Them From Both Sides|
|Hurricanes - Nature's Fury Unleased||Snowflakes - Learn Why No Two Are Alike|
|Wind - Can You See The Wind?||Avalanches - Look Out Below|
|Temperature - Is It Hot In Here Or Is It Just Me?||Global Warming - The World Is Heating Up!|
|Thunderstorms - Boom, Crackle||Wind Energy - Energy That's Blowin' In The Wind|
Climate Types - The Weather Outside Your Window Is Only Part Of The Story