Type:

Other

Description:

In this activity, learners will estimate the sizes of balls to learn how to estimate the size of hail. Learners will compare their estimates to the estimates of their peers and the real measurements. Learners will also discover how the National Weather Service uses hail size to define thunderstorms. This resource includes background information about SKYWARN and weather spotting, "Fast Facts" about hailstorms in history and thunderstorm safety rules.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

NSDL,hail,Units of Measurement,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,SKYWARN,Mathematics,Circles,Early Elementary,Upper Elementary,Atmospheric science,storm,Weather and Climate,Size and Scale,Informal Education,Middle School,hailstone,thunderstorm,Elementary School,General science,Conducting Investigations,estimate,National Weather Service,Earth system science,weather,Measurement,Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110926124504048T,Geoscience

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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