superstorm '93 case study project
Specially designed scaffolding activities
have been constructed to give you practice with the skills and knowledge
necessary for completing your project. You decide which activities will
best help you with the project you've chosen.
For example, if your project
was to "determine why one station was much warmer than
at a second station less than 300 miles away",
a sequence of possible scaffolding
activities to support this topic could be:
|Scaffolding Activity Sequence for Project Example:
|Anatomy of a Cyclone
||Since this is a case study of a cyclone, you need to
learn the different parts that make up a cyclone.|
|Air Masses and Cyclones
||Different air masses play different roles in the weather
and whichever air mass a given station is located in will have a
significant impact on the weather conditions at that station.|
By completing these activities you'd learn that the primary reason why
there was such a dramatic difference between the stations was that each
station was located in a different air mass.
The purpose of the
scaffolding activities is to provide the knowledge and skills
necessary for completing a project. A list of scaffolding activities
(plus descriptions) relevant to this case study is available below.
|Suggested Scaffolding Activities:
Items to Complete:
- Document what type of data you collected, for which cities and for
- State your project topic and why you chose that topic.
- All relevant scaffolding activity materials and describe
what you learned from them.
- Show key data and images that support your conclusions.
choosing a topic