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An integrative science unit combines science content on severe weather with the engineering design process.


Elementary School

Grade Levels



Analyzing data Asking questions CCC1: Patterns CCC4: Systems and System Models CCC5: Energy and Matter: Flows, Cycles, and Conservation CCC7: Stability and Change Classifying Clouds Collecting data Communicating Crosscutting Concepts Disciplinary Core Ideas Disciplinary Core Ideas in Earth and Space Science Disciplinary Core Ideas in Engineering, Technology, and the Application of Science Earth & Space Science Earth and Space Science ENCdl Engineering ESS2.A: Earth Materials and Systems ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth's Surface Processes ESS2.D: Weather and Climate ESS2: Earth's Systems ESS3.B: Natural Hazards ESS3.D: Global Climate Change ESS3: Earth and Human Activity ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting an Engineering Problem ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution ETS1: Engineering Design Experimenting Fronts Hypothesizing Interpreting data Measuring Observing Precipitation Predicting Pressure Science and Engineering Practices Science as Inquiry Science Focus Science process skills Scientific habits of mind SEP1: Asking Questions and Defining Problems SEP2: Developing and Using Models SEP3: Planning and Carrying Out Investigations SEP4: Analyzing and Interpreting Data SEP5: Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking SEP6: Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions SEP7: Engaging in Argument from Evidence SEP8: Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information STEM Storms Temperature Three Dimensions of the Framework and/or NGSS Using mathematics Using scientific equipment Using technology Weather Wind


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 10/1/2013Stock # sc13_051_02_37Volume 051Issue 02

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