3-ESS3-1: Weather-Related Hazard Solution

Clarification Statement: Examples of design solutions to weather-related hazards could include barriers to prevent flooding, wind resistant roofs, and lightning rods.

Assessment Boundary: none

Disciplinary Core Ideas
ESS3.B: Natural Hazards

Crosscutting Concepts
Cause and Effect


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Weather-related hazard (e.g. heavy rain or snow, strong winds, lightning, etc.)
Impact (e.g. flooding, fires)
Cause and effect
Design solution


Learning Plans


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