The Dust Bowl Project
By Brandt the boss and Presto magesto (preston)
The dust Bowl Project
“Return of the Dust Bowl”
Essential Questions: What caused the Dust Bowl and could it happen again? What can be done to prevent it from happening again?
Vocabulary and Key Terms:
Example or Sentence
Is a measure of weather
Measure rain humidity etc
Change in weather of front or precipitation
Rain to sunny day over a period of time
To be stable and sturdy
For sure, positive
Future Dust Bowl
Upcoming dust bowl
Upcoming dust bowl
Water cycle were water goes through different stages
Cloud rain river water drink
A type of intense dust storm
Dust storm that’s crazy
Entry Document from KNWA Chief Meteorologist Dan Skoff (Twitter @weatherdan):
News reports suggest a dusty return
for the West in the next few years.
Will it affect Arkansas? Tune in.
Scientists are baffled on how to prevent
a reoccurring dust bowl like that of the
1930’s. Any suggestions? #savethewest
Here at KNWA we are creating a contest
to try to find the next great scientists.
What caused the first #dustbowl? How
could this #dustbowl be prevented?
Make sure to provide an explanation for
why the first dustbowl occurred, why it might
happen again, and a logical plan that
details your plan of action for preventing
the next dust bowl.
Using smore.com, you will be completing the 3 part project using various sources.
1.) An explanation for why the first dust bowl occurred- The first dustbowl occurred when farms dried out. Also when winds picked up. Also when irrigation and water were not there any more. Farms quit producing food. Irrigation failed. "Unless something is done," a government report predicted, "the western plains will be as arid as the Arabian desert." We want it now – and if it makes money now it's a good idea. But if the things we're doing are going to mess up the future it wasn't a good idea. Don't deal on the moment. Take the long-term look at things. It's important that we do the right thing by the soil and the climate. History, is of value only if you learn from it.
Wayne Lewis, Dust Bowl survivor
2.) Research and explanation of how another could happenUnder the right circumstances, say the Ogallala Aquifer gets overdrawn or climate change reduces snowmelt for the Platte and Arkansas rivers and farming halts in the High Plains, it could happen, says Nick Wiltgen, digital meteorologist for weather.com. However, he adds, it would be on a radically smaller scale.
3.) Plan of action for preventing another dust bowl
- Robot that tames crops
- If dense dust is observed blowing across or approaching a roadway, pull your vehicle off the pavement as far as possible, stop, turn off lights, set the emergency brake, take your foot off of the brake pedal to be sure the tail lights are not illuminated.
- Don't enter the dust storm area if you can avoid it.
- If you can't pull off the roadway, proceed at a speed suitable for visibility, turn on lights and sound horn occasionally. Use the painted center line to help guide you. Look for a safe place to pull off the roadway.
- Never stop on the traveled portion of the roadway.
4.) Bibliography page