Earthgauge Kids Corner

Tips & Tools

Check out these cool tips and tools about extreme weather!

Tips for Learning More


  • You shouldn’t shower or wash your hands during a thunderstorm! Learn more with this guide on how to stay safe during a thunderstorm.
  • Meteorologists have a big responsibility—they have to interpret data to figure out what kind of weather is in store for their areas, and they often advise their communities on how to prepare for these events. Step into a meteorologist’s shoes to try out this important role for yourself with the National Weather Service’s Young Meteorologist game.
  • How much water do you use in a day? With severe drought affecting the western part of the United States, it’s important to be aware of your water use. Calculate your water footprint, and then check out some easy ways to save water!

Image courtesy of NOAA and Johnathon McCauley, TSgt, USAF

Cool Tools


  • They say practice makes perfect, so sharpen your skills assembling a disaster kit with this game from
  • While water conservation is something that is always important, it can become mandatory during times of drought. Check out this game from EPA to Test Your WaterSense and see how much you know about water conservation.
  • Drought, severe storms and extreme heat aren’t the only kinds of extreme weather. Learn more about how to prepare for weather threats with the Disaster Master game.


Image courtesy of NOAA and Sean Waugh NOAA/NSSL


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