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Predict the Weather

Interpret meteorological data to make predictions about the weather SPI 0607.8.4


Links verified 7/28/2014

  1. Compare and contrast warm and cold fronts - excellent animations of each type of front A video is available through this link
  2. Predicting Weather - posted by United States Search and Rescue Task Force
  3. Real-time data sources to use in weather forecasting projects
    1. Weather Underground - look up any city in the US and most cities around the world
    2. Intellicast Radar Loop of the last 2 hours covering the contiguous United States. This Doppler radar site indicates clouds, rain and snow with different colors, and refreshes 4 times per hour.
    3. Interactive Weather Map - allows you to center on any location and zoom in all the way to individual county level. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    4. National Forecast Maps
    5. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Conditions for the last 24 hours reported by the National Weather Service - Select State from the pull down menu, then select City
  4. Satellite Movies of Air Masses Moving across North America A video is available through this link or This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard
  5. Tips for Forecasting the Weather - step-by-step process including links to real time weather data
  6. Weather Activities - three levels of practice reporting weather followed by three levels of predicting the weather This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data This resource includes voice instructions for students
  7. Weather Maps
    1. Analysis Quiz - twenty question multiple-choice quiz on using weather charts This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    2. Daily Weather Maps from NOAA - Click on the Surface Weather Map to see a larger map with plotted station observations.
    3. How to interpret a weather map
    4. How to Read a Weather Map - from Wiki Answers
    5. A PowerPoint show related to this standardHow to Read Weather Maps - This 36 slide shows how to read the various symbols associated with a station. The final slide acts as a quiz, testing understanding.
    6. Jet Stream: Online School for Weather - a National Weather Service lesson on learning how to read a weather map
    7. Reading and Creating a Weather Map - lesson plan with printable maps integrated A lesson plan can be found at this site
    8. Reading Weather Maps - In the sections that follow, students will examine features to look for on weather maps to make a forecasts, general methods of preparing a forecast, and more specific tips for specific scenarios.
    9. Surface Weather Analysis - complete listing of weather map symbols
    10. Tips for Forecasting the Weather - step-by-step process including links to real time weather data
    11. Virtual Weather Map Room - provided by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    12. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsWeather Forecasting Using the Internet - suggestions for incorporating weather into your curriculum
    13. Weather Map Analysis - [designed for grades 6-8] a lesson plan designed for middle school science A lesson plan can be found at this site An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  8. Weather Quizzes - seven quizzes from easy to advanced from Weather Wiz Kids
  9. Weather Watch - a student activity from Scholastic - links to six types of weather instruments and a link to a data sheet to use A lesson plan can be found at this site
  10. Weather Watchers - a lesson plan from Illuminations A lesson plan can be found at this site

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

 

 

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