Severe Weather & Natural Catastrophes Middle School 10-Pack (20 students)


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Using the iSprowt Weather & Natural Disasters kit, students will become a meteorologist and get hands on with seasons and the weather in different hemispheres! Each kit has all the materials for 2 students to complete 6 activities, including:

– Create a model of a tornado vortex

– Discover the science behind seasons and become a meteorologist to forecast weather.

– Use chemistry to build an indoor snowman while learning how satellites track blizzards.

– Build a pinwheel and learn about wind direction and speed.

– Discover what causes a tsunami and build a wave in a bottle.

– Slide and grind tectonic plates together to model transform boundaries and earthquakes. Then make a model of an earthquake resistant structure.

While students work together on activities, they each receive their own 56-page NGSS and ELA aligned workbook.  Empower learners with investigations, modeling, and written interpretation.   The highly engaging workbook is packed with student-friendly instructions, NGSS aligned science materials, and thought-provoking writing prompts to deepen understanding.

iSprowt’s phenomena-based science kits were developed to help students achieve their highest potential in school and in life.

What You'll Get

Each Kit Includes:

– Tornado-in-a-bottle/tsunami kit

– Pinwheel kit

– Compass rose

– Indoor snowman chemistry set: sodium polyacrylate, 8 oz cup and disposable plate for easy clean up

– Plate tectonics kit: includes 2 plate tectonic model pieces to model transform boundaries

– Earthquake-resistant building set: biodegradable building blocks, engineering beams, green Earth “mantle”, and disposable plate for easy clean up

– 2 student workbooks

– Teacher packet: includes teacher lesson guide, student workbook, blue food coloring

– Teacher Resources: Teacher Slides, Assessment, and Teaching Strategies

Easy for Teachers

– 8 Minute teacher prep: fast and simple for teachers
– Low mess and easy prep
– All materials are included in each kit – teachers just open and go!
– Workbook walks students and teachers through the activities with simple, easy to implement step-by-step instructions.

Standards Alignment

Each kit ties to specific NGSS requirements and features hands-on interactivity that sparks curiosity, increases retention, and encourages children to take risks while developing their knowledge. Ensure your scientists are on their highest track to success while being highly engaged with iSprowt!

NGSS Alignment:

* MS-ESS 1-1  Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons.

* MS-ESS 2-6  Develop and use a model to describe how unequal heating and rotation of the Earth cause patterns of atmospheric and oceanic circulation that determine regional climates.

* MS-ESS 3-2  Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects.