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Severe Weather 101

Learn about different types of severe weather and weather safety through hands-on experiments and present a meteorological broadcast each week!
Rebecca Russ
69 total reviews for this teacher
New class
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Sun Aug 21

Aug 21 - Sep 10 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time
Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

Students will improve their understanding of severe weather events through hands-on activities that will help further their learning. Students will also learn ways that they can keep themselves safe during severe weather events. 
Students will have three tasks to complete each week. They will spend approximately an hour and a half each week completing these tasks. They should spend about 30 minutes watching an instructional video, about 30 minutes completing a science experiment, and another 30 minutes creating a meteorological broadcast. However, some students may get carried away with creativity and spend more time on these projects if they choose! 
For the hands-on experiments each week, you will need: Week 1: Thunderstorms - Balloon, something metal (Pie tin, metal silverware, coins, etc.) Week 2: Tornadoes - Dish soap, jar or bottle with a lid, and water Optional - food coloring, small objects such as pom poms or buttons. Week 3: Floods - Plate or Bowl, dry kitchen sponge, and a cup of water. Week 4: Hurricanes - Hairdryer, glue and/or tape, various recyclables and craft supplies such as popsicle sticks, cardboard, straws, paper, cups, etc.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
YouTube videos will be linked. I will provide links for teacher-recorded videos containing the lesson content. There will be additional videos that are optional showing examples of the type of weather we are discussing. Some of these videos may be unsettling to some learners, especially those who have experienced an extreme weather event. The videos linked are watched carefully beforehand to be sure there are no people being injured in the videos. Again, these videos are completely optional. 
Students will watch recorded videos from the teacher and some additional, optional YouTube videos will be linked showing examples of the weather discussed. Worksheets and information sheets will be provided to assist with assignments. 


Rebecca RussBachelor of Arts in Geography
69 total reviews
55 completed classes

About Me

Hello students and parents! I am so excited to share my passion of science with you! I graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2018 with a bachelor’s of arts in Geography where I studied weather and climate. I am currently an educator at a... 
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