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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.

Grade Level:

3-5

Subject Matter:

Science

Curricular Uses:

Weather and Measurement



Learning Objectives

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.