Webliography on Weather Activities

Air and weather. (2008).  Berkeley, CA: FOSSweb. Retrieved June 12, 2010, from http://www.fossweb.com

Children dress a bear appropriately for the temperature in either Fahrenheit or Celsius. A list of specific weather and general science objectives are listed on the parent/teacher section of the page.

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Be a weather watcher for a week. (2010). Toronto, Canada: EcoKids. Retrieved June 12, 2010, from http://www.ecokids.ca

Charts are provided for students to record temperature, precipitation and general weather observations. Instructions are written for student use.

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Careers in meteorology. (2010). Atlanta, GA: The Weather Channel. Retrieved June 12, 2010, from http://www.theweatherchannelkids.com

An audio visual question and answer session with the meteorologists from Weather.com is provided. There are ten questions asked of 25 meteorologists. A video is shown of each professional responding. Short biographies appear below each as they answer.

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Create-a-cane. (2002). Washington, D.C.: National Hurricane Center.  Retrieved June 12, 2010, from http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/pdf/canelab.htm

Students investigate the best conditions for a hurricane. Four elements are examined: latitude, temperature, moisture amounts in different atmospheric levels and wind levels. A score of 50 represents perfect conditions for hurricanes.

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Mazes. (n.d.). Atlanta, GA: The Weather Channel. Retrieved June 12, 2010, from http://www.theweatherchannelkids.com

Two mazes are provided. Sun safety is for younger children. Severe weather preparedness is a more complicated maze for older children. Clues are left based on the theme to help students find their way out of the mazes.

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UM weather cam. (2004). Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Weather. Retrieved June 12, 2010, from http://cirrus.sprl.umich.edu

While not specifically an interactive activity, this site provides weather cams across the United States and parts of Canada for students to observe and compare weather conditions.

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Weather activities. (2010). Columbus, OH: Edheads. Retrieved June 12, 2010, from http://edheads.org/

“Report the Weather” allows students to report the weather based on given weather conditions, while “Predict the Weather” has them making weather predictions based on historical weather data.  In both sections, students work with maps, terms and symbols. The home page has accompanying lesson plans for teachers.

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Weather watch. (2010). New York, NY: Scholastic Inc. Retrieved June 12, 2010, from http://teacher.scholastic.com

Students investigate how changes in equatorward temperatures, poleward temperatures and relative humidity each influence the weather. Every change students make is accompanied by an explanation of the phenomenon.

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Wind mapping with bubbles. (2010). New York, NY: Museums Science Fair Project Ideas Science Education. Retrieved June 12, 2010, from http://www.tryscience.org

Both student and teacher instructions are provided for using bubbles to help map wind direction. Questions are asked to help with observation and lesson extension. Instructions for mapping are provided.

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