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Book 50: Storms: Extreme Weather

Levels: 3-4
Contextual strands: Living world icon. Living world , Planet Earth and beyond icon. Planet Earth and beyond


Topics that relate to the weather are popular for study in schools, especially the extreme and exciting conditions of stormy weather. However, as with the topics of earthquakes and volcanoes, the focus of the study is often the disastrous effects that such events cause, which make them more relevant to the social studies curriculum than to the science curriculum. This book offers an exciting context in which children can study storms within the science concepts that relate to weather.

Concept overview

Use the concept overview, which is also on the inside front cover of the book, as a reference for the concepts that relate to Storms: Extreme Weather.

PDF icon. Read the concept overview (PDF 51 KB)

Links with other titles in the series

Additional information and activities that relate to weather can be found in Science Focus: Weather on pages 63-90 of Making Better Sense of Planet Earth and Beyond (Ministry of Education, 1999).

Assessment resources

Search the science section of the Assessment Resource Banks (ARB) website to find resources that assess the 'big idea' learning outcomes referred to in the concept overview for this title.