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Winter Storms

Secondary, Elementary, Middle

Description

Major snowfalls are generally associated with winter storm systems that move across the country. The purpose of this exercise is to demonstrate the relationship between the areas of heavy snowfall and the movement of the winter cyclone air masses.

Students will:

  • Analyze the snowfall pattern of a winter storm 
  • Track the path of a winter cyclone 
  • Determine the relationship between a major storm and corresponding hazardous weather it produces.

General Assessment

Recommendation of how and where to use it

This resource allows students to inquire about the effects of climate change or other aspects of weather by using historical weather data. The resource offers individual inquiry questions which the students may research independently.

Relevant Curriculum Units

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  • Alberta
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    • Grade 5
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        • Weather Watch
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        • Environment and Outdoor Education: Environmental Investigations
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        • Science 7: Earth and its climate have changed over geological time
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        • Weather
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        • Earth and Space Systems: Weather
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        • Physical Patterns in a Changing World
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        • Science 7: Earth and its climate have changed over geological time

Themes Addressed

  • Air, Atmosphere & Climate (2)

    • Climate Change
    • Weather