UCARConnect interviews hydrometeorologist Matt Kelsch about floods to learn about their causes and impacts, successful methods enacted by cities to mitigate a flood's impact, and what can be done to eliminate the likelihood of personal danger in flooding situations. Check out related educational resources at COMET MetEd, The GLOBE Program, and the UCAR Center for Science Education's K-12 Teaching Boxes, or look through the wealth of resources via the National Science Digital Library

Education Spotlights

Boulder Flash Flood 2013; Henson

Teaching Box: Flash Floods

Flash floods happen when quick and heavy rainfall causes placid waterways to turn into raging torrents. This teaching box is filled with explorations and readings that help middle school students learn the science of flash flooding.

Grades 9-12