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Driving Phenomenon: During an interesting weather event on February 1, 2015, Chattanooga received snow and Knoxville did not (even though Knoxville is farther north). Students try to figure out how this could happen.
Tennessee Academic Standards for Science and Next Generation Science Standards Learning Targets
Tennessee Academic Standards for Science
- 6.ESS2.6: Explain how relationships between the movement and interactions of air masses, high and low pressure systems, and frontal boundaries result in weather conditions and severe storms.
- 6.ESS2.5: Analyze and interpret data from weather conditions, weather maps, satellites, and radar to predict probable local weather patterns and conditions.
Next Generation Science Standards