Explain the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather in

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Disciplinary Core Idea

ESS3: Earth and Human Activity

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Crosscutting Concept

Science and Engineering Practice

K.ESS3.2 Explain the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather in Tennessee.

 

Component Idea:

B. Natural hazards

Severe weather is a phenomenon that can adversely affect, yet is largely beyond the control of, humans. Because of its geographic location, there are certain types of severe weather that might directly affect Tennessee, while others may not occur. Understanding severe weather can help alleviate damages and losses associated with severe weather. By forecasting severe weather, weather scientists can help communities prepare and responds to severe weather events. Weather forecasting can help make short-term preparations, or long-term construction decisions to minimize effects. Students might design preparedness/awareness posters for particular times or regions based on hazardous weather conditions that are more likely at those times or locations.

Systems and System Models

Students investigate how the roles of specific components of a system affect the functioning of the larger system.

Constructing explanations and designing solutions

Students generate explanations for natural phenomena that incorporate relevant evidence.