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Wild and Wacky Weather

by  Panhandle Plains Historical Museum

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People on the Panhandle-Plains have adapted to weather for centuries. Come along with our friendly cricket, Thomas J, and learn all about wild and wacky weather. This science-based program will help your students understand what causes weather like blizzards, dust storms, floods and tornadoes, how to prepare for severe weather, and what plants and animals live in different climate zones.

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About This Program

Cost

Multipoint: $75.00
View Only: 75.00
Point to Point: $75.00
By Request: $75.00



Length

30-60 Minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

Minimum participants:

none

Maximum participants:

50


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Language Arts/English, Sciences, Writing


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)
Zoom



Booking Information

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance of the program or the full program fee will be charged.

About This Provider

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Panhandle Plains Historical Museum

Canyon, TX
United States

Where can you explore more than 500 million years of history across 26,000 square miles under one roof? Since opening as a one-room gallery called Pioneer Hall in 1933, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum has become the largest history museum in Texas. PPHM is committed to bringing new and engaging exhibits to students and teachers and demonstrating our relevance to every generation every day. PPHM's collections encompass a range of diverse subjects including art, history, archeology, paleontology, ethnology, geology, petroleum, textiles, weapons, transportation and sports.

Contact:
Sheridan Voigt
education@pphm.wtamu.edu
8066512249

Program Details

Format

1. Program begins with a discussion about what drives all of our weather.
2. Differences between climate zones, weather and seasons.
3. We will watch a video about clouds and make fog in a jar.
4. Then we will discuss rain, hail, tornadoes, snow and drought.
5. Students will watch experiments featuring different types of weather.

Objectives

The participant will
- explore different climate zones like the rainforest and desert.
- discuss weather safety and preparation
- develop and appreciation for the science of meteorology and how they can help keep you safe.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

**Find more at http://www.corestandards.org/read-the-standards/

Building on the best of existing state standards, the Common Core State Standards provide clear and consistent learning goals to help prepare students for college, career, and life. The standards clearly demonstrate what students are expected to learn at each grade level, so that every parent and teacher can understand and support their learning.
The standards are:
Research and evidence based
Clear, understandable, and consistent
Aligned with college and career expectations
Based on rigorous content and the application of knowledge through higher-order thinking skills
Built upon the strengths and lessons of current state standards
Informed by other top-performing countries to prepare all students for success in our global economy and society
According to the best available evidence, the mastery of each standard is essential for success in college, career, and life in today’s global economy.

State Standards

**Find more at https://tea.texas.gov/academics/curriculum-standards

Curriculum Standards
Because of student mobility, Texas has adopted curriculum standards that are to be used in all the state's public schools. The current standards, which outline what students are to learn in each course or grade, are called Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The standards are adopted by the State Board of Education, after extensive input from educators and other stakeholders.

TEXAS:
Science:K.1D;K.2A;K.9.AB;K.10A;1.2A;1.9A;1.10A;2.2A;2.4A;2.9C;2.10A;3.7A;3.9ABC;3.10AB;4.9A;4.10AC;5.9ACD;5.10A;6.12AF;7.10ABC;7.11ABC;7.12ACD;7.13A;7.14A;8.11AB
*TEKS will be covered up to 12th grade.*