K-ESS3-2: Forecasting Severe Weather

Ask questions to obtain information about the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather. (Cause and Effect)

Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on local forms of severe weather.

Assessment Boundary: none


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Weather patterns
Cause and Effect
Weather forecasting
Severe weather (e.g. tornado, heat wave, storm)


Learning Plans


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