Ask questions to obtain information about the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather. K-ESS3-2
Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on local forms of severe weather.
Assessment Boundary: none
Asking Questions and Defining Problems
Asking questions and defining problems in K–2 builds on prior experiences and progresses to simple descriptive questions.
Ask questions based on observations to find more information about the designed world. (K-ESS3-2)
Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information
Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information in K–2 builds on prior experiences and uses observations and texts to communicate new information.
Read grade-appropriate texts and/or use media to obtain scientific information to describe patterns in the natural world. (K-ESS3-2)
Some kinds of severe weather are more likely than others in a given region. Weather scientists forecast severe weather so that the communities can prepare for and respond to these events. (K-ESS3-2)
Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems
Asking questions, making observations, and gathering information are helpful in thinking about problems. (secondary to K-ESS3-2)
Cause and Effect
Events have causes that generate observable patterns. (K-ESS3-2)
Influence of Science, Engineering, and Technology on Society and the Natural World
People depend on various technologies in their lives; human life would be very different without technology. (K-ESS3-2)
Interdependence of Science, Engineering, and Technology
People encounter questions about the natural world every day. (K-ESS3-2)
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