What is a Blizzard?

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Published on February 8, 2022 by

Usually, when it’s snowing outside, it’s calm, pretty, and fun to play in! But there are certain types of big snowstorms, called blizzards, that can get really windy, wild, and even dangerous!

A blizzard is a powerful snowstorm. Low temperatures, strong winds, and large amounts of snow together create this dangerous weather condition. During a blizzard, the driving snow can make it difficult to see far.

This video satisfies the 3-ESS2-1, 3-ESS2-2, and 3-ESS3-1 requirements for third-grade science proficiency.

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

3-ESS2-1. Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.

3-ESS2-2. Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.

3-ESS3-1. Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard.

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