Impacts of Severe Weather (20 minutes) > Print/View All Notes
Students will continue to work in their STEM teams in this activity, looking at images of homes affected by severe weather and recording the impacts of severe weather. Before the activity begins, have students turn to page 8 in their Engineering Portfolios (the Cause and Effect Chart). Ask students to continue to work in groups to complete the worksheet. They should list types of weather in the left column and record the potential effects on structures in the right column. You may want to complete one example with the class before they work in their teams. [i.e. Cause: excessive rain; Effect: flood damage] Be aware that some students may live in mobile homes and could become especially alarmed by the possibility of a tornado or hurricane lifting their homes.