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A blizzard is a large winter storm. It brings low temperatures, strong winds, and a lot of blowing snow. Blizzards start when a high pressure system touches as low pressure system.
- A blizzard is a severe snowstorm that usually has very cold temperatures and high winds. These two conditions create blowing snow.
- When a blizzard occurs it makes driving or walking very dangerous, because the whiteout conditions make it difficult to see.
- The National Weather Service defines blizzards as large amounts of falling or blowing snow with winds in excess of 35 mph and visibilities of less than ¼ of a mile for a period of more than 3 hours.
- Blizzards also create a wind chill effect that can be dangerous. The blowing winds and low temperature can cause frostbite and/or hyperthermia.
- Blizzards that occur on the East Coast of the United States are known as Nor’easters. Because of the Atlantic Ocean, the storm stalls over the coast and can sometimes last for 24 hours dumping huge amounts of snow over the area.
- Never eat frozen snow because it lowers the body temperature.
- If you are ever caught in a car during a blizzard, it is best to stay with the car. Many people have walked in circles, because they couldn’t see where they were going in the blinding snow.
- In 1888, two legendary storms occurred. The Schoolhouse Blizzard occurred across the Great Plains, stranding children in their schoolhouses. About 235 people died in this blizzard. Many of those were children that tried to walk home from school.
- The other blizzard that occurred is known as the Great Blizzard of 1888. New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut were hit with 40 to 50 inches of snow. The area was paralyzed and people were caught in their homes for up to a week. Over thirty people lost their lives in that storm.
- If you are located in an area where blizzards occur, you should make sure you have extra food and supplies. You should also have a radio with extra batteries, candles, a cell phone and lots of blankets. You should also plan on staying inside. Many times, children playing right outside of their homes have gotten lost in the blinding snow.
This bundle includes 11 ready-to-use Blizzard worksheets that are perfect for students to learn about Blizzards which are large winter storm that bring low temperatures, strong winds, and a lot of blowing snow. Blizzards start when a high pressure system touches as low pressure system.
Throughout the extensive worksheet pack there are multiple lesson resources and quizzes for students to practice their knowledge which can be used within the classroom or homeschooling environment.
Included Blizzard worksheets:
Blizzard Facts Or Opinion
Students must answer a number of sentences which may be either be fact or opinion about blizzards. They must read carefully and write answers on the spaces provided. If their answer is false they must explain why.
More information and knowledge on how Blizzards form in the shape of three things to consider.
Basics Before A Blizzard
What to expect before a Blizzard facts and information sheet. This worksheet looks at Snow & information about the formation of snow.
Students must fill out the worksheet highlighting the typical preparation what should be done before an impending Blizzard.
Blizzard Preparation Tips
Top tips for how to cope if caught in a Blizzard. Important education piece.
Effects Of Blizzard
Blizzard will take a while and getting rid of snow afterwards also takes time. In order make the best of your surroundings, what activities can you prepare outdoors?
Blizzards in the 20th century
Creative writing task. Students must imagine themselves in World War 2 and share their thoughts in the shape of a diary entry.
A place which experiences a lot of Blizzards
Information sheets followed by Mountaineer’s pack equipment task. Students must complete the mountaineers equipment based upon their studies.
Students must share cultural beliefs on Snow Deities. If they do not have any beliefs then it’s recommended to research and complete the creative task.
Our Unlikely Saviours
Dogs are commonly used to locate individuals caught in snow. Students must research further dog breeds used for tracking humans under the snow.
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Use With Any Curriculum
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