Clarifying Science Through Natural Events Curriculum
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Natural events happen around us on a daily basis and are frequently reported widely in the media. The students in our classrooms are aware of them, curiously engaged or often perplexed as to why they happen. Through this lesson, learn how to turn these timely natural events into NGSS-aligned teachable moments.
Natural events (hurricanes, tsunamis, floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, forest fires, comets and asteroids, etc) provide engaging inquiry themes for learning science, technology, math, geography, and problem solving – and in the process students can examine their fears in the light of scientific knowledge.
Students research a type of natural event, using information discernment techniques, learn why it occurs, where the probable locations of occurrence are, what causes damage, what conditions create especially destructive events, and what the probability of a destructive event is. It is important that students spend some time thinking about possible ways to reduce the negative impact of damaging natural events to reduce fear and increase empowerment.
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