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Why Wet-Bulb Temperature Is Terrifying

Grade Level Grades 6-8
Resource Type Lesson Plan
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This lesson connects Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Ministry for the Future with the dangers of extremely high wet-bulb temperature. 

Step 1 - Inquire: Teacher reads aloud the first chapter of The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson.

Step 2 - Investigate: In groups, students read an article on wet-bulb temperature and answer questions in their own document.

Step 3 - Inspire: Students watch a video on extreme heat in Jacobabad, Pakistan and complete a written reflection.

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Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects.
Analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and evaluate the motives (e.g., social, commercial, political) behind its presentation.

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