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Activity 2 (Explore): Where Does Sunny Day

Flooding Happen?

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Activity Summary

In this activity, students investigate the phenomenon of sunny day floods by looking at elevation and flooding maps, and then by using NOAA’s online Sea Level Rise viewer. Through their research, students learn where sunny day flooding occurs, and how different sea level rise scenarios affect different communities, including their own.

Activity Objectives & Materials

Approximate Time: 60 minutes


  • Students will use maps to determine the location of sunny day floods in order to investigate the cause of the phenomenon.

  • Students will understand how sea level rise affects coastal communities



  • Computer & projector

  • Student computers (highly recommended)



  • Sunny Day Floods

Standards Connection




1. Frame the Activity


2. Where Does Sunny Day Flooding Happen?

3. Annapolis Under Water


4. Sea Level Rise Viewer

5. Sensemaking Discussion

6. Formative Assessment


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