Students learn how meteorologists measure the weather. They examine some online, real-time data resources that measure weather across the country. Students then collaborate to create an in-class weather station that tracks local weather patterns for one week. Students compare this information to weather patterns in two other locations.
Weather and Measurement
Students will be able to:
Explain ways that meteorologists measure and predict weather.
Use the Internet to research information about weather conditions in various locations in the U.S., including their hometown.
Collaborate on creating some weather-measurement instruments.
Keep a weather journal for one week.
Use of Internet: Students will use the Internet to conduct Web research and access and analyze real-time data.
This lesson was developed by Jordan D. Brown, wNetSchool Master Teacher, and was funded by the Louis Calder Foundation.