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Forde, Evan B. – Science Scope, 2004
Educating the public about safety issues related to severe weather is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) mission. This month's insert, Severe Weather, has been created by NOAA to help educate the public about hazardous weather conditions. The four types of severe weather highlighted in this poster are hurricanes,…
Descriptors: Space Sciences, Scientific Principles, Safety, Meteorology
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2007
In a residence hall on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, two students had been shot to death. A couple of hours later, the tragedy multiplied by horrific proportions as across campus, 30 students and instructors were gunned down in a classroom building. As the details emerged of the worst shooting incident in U.S. history, educators and…
Descriptors: Violence, Universities, School Safety, Emergency Programs
US Department of Education, 2008
"Lessons Learned" is a series of publications that are a brief recounting of actual school emergencies and crises. This "Lessons Learned" issue focuses on the response and recovery efforts to wildfires by the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) and its school and community partners. Natural disasters such as floods,…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Emergency Programs, Crisis Management, Cooperation
Larson, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
In June the U.S Climate Change Science Program, which is sponsored by 13 government agencies, released a report saying that extreme weather like heat waves, heavy downpours, and superpowered hurricanes would be more common in the future. The timing of the report--coming just as officials in Iowa were surveying the damage from the swollen Iowa…
Descriptors: Climate, Natural Disasters, Emergency Programs, School Safety
Lanham, Carol – School Planning & Management, 2002
Describes how the energy savings, low cost, and near-absolute protection from tornadoes provided by monolithic domes is starting to appeal to school districts for athletic and other facilities, including the Italy (Texas) Independent School District. Provides an overview of monolithic dome construction. (EV)
Descriptors: Building Innovation, Construction Costs, Educational Facilities, Energy Conservation
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Leonard, Jacqueline – Science and Children, 2002
Focuses on how one teacher examined classroom discourse through a unit on tornadoes and natural catastrophes. Defines various types of discourse and discusses how discourse in a 6th grade class was analyzed. Details some of the activities that engaged students. (DDR)
Descriptors: Communication Research, Concept Formation, Discourse Analysis, Discourse Modes
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Christman-Rothlein, Liz; Meinbach, Anita M. – Science Activities, 1981
Information is given on how to put together a learning center. Discusses information and activity packets for a complete learning center on tornadoes including objectives, directions, materials, photographs of physical arrangements, and posttest. (DC)
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Learning Centers (Classroom)
Markle, Sandra – Instructor, 1983
Information is presented for teaching about the formation of tornadoes and their effects. Ideas for relevant class discussion topics, writing assignments, and experiments to illustrate how temperature and air pressure changes involved in the storms work are also given. (PP)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Geographic Location, Learning Activities, Safety
Matkins, Juanita Jo; Murphy, Denise – Learning & Leading with Technology, 1999
Reviews 30 weather-related Web sites, including readability level, under the subjects of air pressure, bad meteorology, clouds, droughts, floods, hurricanes, lightning, seasons, temperature, thunderstorms, tornadoes, water cycle, weather instruments, weather on other planets, and wind. (LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Floods, Meteorology, Readability
American National Red Cross, Washington, DC. – 1992
This preparedness guide explains and describes tornadoes, and includes safety information for schools. A tornado is defined as a violently rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. The guide explains the cause of tornadoes, provides diagrams of how they form, describes variations of tornadoes, and classifies tornadoes by…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Emergency Programs, Natural Disasters, Safety
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Ludwig, Fran – Nature Study, 1989
Describes science activities which were adapted from a teacher's guide entitled "For Spacious Skies" and contains resources for interdisciplinary weather studies. Includes studying properties of air, gravity, cloud movement, humidity, tornadoes, and weather instruments. (RT)
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Experiential Learning
Napier, Erv; Pritchard, Janet – American School and University, 1981
Tornadoes are a very real threat to many schools. Planners should be aware of a number of design and construction considerations that will help to insure safe spaces for school children and other occupants. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Design Requirements, Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Ediger, Marlow – 2003
Parents can help students learn science in a variety of ways. Taking advantage of children's natural curiosity, parents can take short walks with their child to notice interesting things in the environment. Parents can also help students perform science experiments at home that are related to school science experiments. In addition, parents can…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Family School Relationship, Museums
Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, US Department of Education, 2008
Crises affect schools across the country every day. While natural hazards such as tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes may be thought of more commonly as emergencies, schools are also at risk from other hazards such as school violence, infectious disease, and terrorist threats. Through the vulnerability assessment process, schools can…
Descriptors: School Safety, Risk, Evaluation, Emergency Programs
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Forde, Evan B. – Science Teacher, 2004
Educating the public about safety issues related to severe weather is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) mission. This article deals with a poster entitled, "Severe Weather," that has been created by NOAA to help educate the public about hazardous weather conditions. The four types of severe weather highlighted in…
Descriptors: Space Sciences, Scientific Principles, Safety, Meteorology
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