Extreme Weather Unit – Curious Trails Nature Study


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Join us on a journey into the wild world of Extreme Weather as we learn about thunderstorms, tornadoes, blizzards, and heat waves in this family style unit study! Throughout each CURIOUS TRAILS NATURE STUDY you’ll find open-and-go topic study guides and lots of hands-on-activities ranging from S.T.E.M. projects, art invitations, nature journaling, cooking together, and more! This unit is divided into 4 weekly nature lessons with activities that follow and ideas for our younger and older learners. Come together for our unit celebration to discover nature poetry while enjoying Thundercloud Meringue cookies!

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What’s included in the Curious Trails Extreme Weather Unit Study:

•Learn how thunderstorms form and their lifecycle.
•Discover what makes lightning and thunder.
•Review our thunderstorm safety tips.
•Conduct an experiment to make ‘lightning’.
•Grow your own ‘thunder cloud’.
•Tract humidity changes with a pinecone weather station!
•Extend your learning to explore Ben Franklin’s lightning experiments and inventions.

• Learn how tornadoes are born from supercell thunderstorms.
• Discover how tornadoes are measured with the Enhanced Fujita Scale.
• Review our tornado safety tips.
• Narrate what it would be like to be ‘inside a tornado’!
• Make a model of a tornado vortex using water.
• Practice knowing the signs of a tornado with our bingo game.
• Extend your learning to compare tornadoes with hurricanes.

• Discover the three ingredients that come together to make a blizzard.
• Study the Snow Cycle with our poster and worksheets, and learn why snowflakes come in different shapes and sizes.
• Review our winter storm safety tips.
• Conduct an experiment to see what happens when warm and cold fronts collide.
• Practice putting together your own Winter Storm Safety Kit.

• Learn what causes heat waves, the effects of a heat dome, and urban heat islands.
• Discover how animals adapt to the heat.
• Review our heat wave safety tips.
• Monitor the weather with a DIY thermometer.
• Create a ‘Staying Cool’ sun art poster to celebrate what we’ve learned.
• Extend your learning by taking these steps to help wildlife stay cool in the sun.

Study poetry & copywork while enjoying your Thundercloud Meringue Cookies together.

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