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Educational Resources - Stories From the Skies

1884 tornado near Howard, SD. Dark clouds with one main tornado touching the ground blowing up debris with two smaller tornados on each side that are not touching the ground.

Episode Guide

GjuThings To Do

1. Watch Stories From the Skies.


 

2. Complete Episode Quiz individually or as a group. (Note: The quiz has additional information and related video.)


 

3. Student Glossary (PDF)

- Print the Crossword Puzzle (answers), and distribute it to the class.

-  Guided Notes (answers

 

4. Discussion Cards (PDF)


 

5. Class Activity - Snowflakes and Terminal Velocity (Science Phenomena)


 

Episode Script

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On the this page you will find educational resources for the Dakota Pathways episode called Stories From the Skies. There is an episode guide, additional videos, activities, and more.

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Decorative - Photo of the Stratobowl near Rapid City, which is a flat, low, and round grassy area surrounded by  tree covered mountains.

Stratobowl: Wind Speed Study

During this activity your students will participate in a hands-on qualitative wind speed study using common household items.

Archival photo of a military show plow blowing snow.

February 1962 Record Breaking Storm.

Beginning on February 16 and lasting through the 18th, the storm dropped a total of 32.2 inches of snow in Sioux Falls, making it the biggest single snow event in Sioux Falls weather history. 

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

The map is based on the average annual extreme minimum winter temperature, displayed as 10-degree F zones and 5-degree F half zones.

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South Dakota Standards

Decorative image of books with the words South Dakota Content Standards.

South Dakota academic content standards serve as expectations for what students should know and be able to do by the end of each grade. The review, revision, development, and feedback process involves stakeholders throughout the state of South Dakota and is an ongoing and critical component to ensure South Dakota students in every classroom receive current and relevant learning experiences. The goal is that all students will graduate college, career, and life ready.

Content standards are set by the South Dakota Board of Education Standards. They are reviewed every five to seven years. Content standards do not mandate a specific curriculum.


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