Why This Class
Extreme weather can seem mysterious and frightening, especially when you’re young. In the event of a natural disaster, it helps if your student is aware of what’s happening and what they can do in response. This course guides students to unravel the mysteries of severe weather.
Mentors in this course introduce students to the mechanics of powerful natural forces including tornados, tsunamis, earthquakes, and hurricanes. Students build weather models, simulate weather events, and learn what they can do to prepare for natural disasters. Mentors also help students study extreme weather throughout history and evaluate and spread awareness about their own community’s emergency preparedness plans.
As a result of completing this course, students are more conscious of the science behind extreme weather and better able to help themselves and others in the event of a natural disaster.