Bar graph: A graph that uses rectangular bars to show numbers or quantities so they can be compared.
Blizzard: A winter storm that brings heavy wind and snow.
Caulk: A material used to fill gaps and cover seams that could let in air or water, usually around windows or doors.
Climate: The average temperature and rainfall for a particular place over hundreds of years.
Climate change: A trend in which the temperatures on our planet are getting warmer and severe weather is becoming more common.
Excessive rain: Heavy or long periods of rainfall that may cause flooding.
Flooding: An overflowing of a body of water onto normally dry land.
Heat wave: A period of at least three days in a row when the temperature is above 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
Hurricane: A large, powerful cyclonic storm that forms over a tropical ocean. They sometimes move north towards our country, bringing lots of wind and rain.
Insulation: A material used to prevent the transfer of heat between the outside environment and a home or other structure.
Pattern: Repeated sequences of natural occurrences. A configuration of shapes or other objects arranged in such a way as to demonstrate a specific repeat in design.
Rubric : A guide that your teacher will use to grade your work. It describes what good work looks like.
Sandbags: Bags filled with sand or soil that are used to keep water away from a home or other structure.
Severe weather: Very strong or powerful weather.
Structure: Something that is built, like a bridge or a building.
Tie and anchor systems: Materials that work together to keep mobile homes in place on the ground during hurricane-force winds.
Tornado: A destructive, whirling, funnel-shaped cloud that has extremely low air pressure.
Trend: The general drift, tendency, or direction of a set of data.
Weather: The short-term conditions of the atmosphere determined by variables such as temperature, wind, moisture, and pressure.
Weatherproofing: The process of protecting a home from damage due to the weather.