Developed in partnership with NOAA, NASA, and the National Geographic Society, this dynamic curriculum gives students the opportunity to explore the patterns of storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, and other weather events. Students will learn how current research and technology help us better understand the patterns and changes in weather, forecast the size and impact of weather events, and prepare for and avoid the potential damage that could occur.
Operation: Monster Storms includes interactive games, high quality videos, and immersive missions that not only teach key science concepts, but also asks students to make predictions, take actions to prepare, and measure the outcomes of their choices. Students will fly into the eye of a hurricane, and chase tornadoes through Tornado Alley. During these exciting missions, they will collect data on the ground, use instruments in the sky, and analyze satellite images from space. In addition, they will join leading weather scientists as they explore wild weather while learning how to apply key science principles.
Appropriate Grade Levels:
Innovatively designed to be appropriate for upper elementary, middle school, and high school levels. Rigorously aligned to national and state science standards as well as mathematics, social studies, and English language arts standards, and national curriculum standards including NCTM, IB, and ISTE.