Differences Between Climate and Weather
Understanding and interpreting local weather data and understanding the relationship between weather and climate are important first steps to understanding larger-scale global climate changes. In this activity, students will undertake a project that allows them first hand knowledge of local weather changes and how that relates to local climates.
This award-winning site contains comprehensive information on the past and present impact of El Niño on the climate of Canada and its effects on the global climate. Through animation, this site shows the changes in the Canadian climate and climatic extremes that accompany El Niño. Along with a scientific explanation of the El Niño phenomenon, comparisons between various El Niños and forecast of El Niño are provided. (www.msc.ec.gc.ca)
In the Clouds Photography
Specializing in weather photographs. (www.inclouds.com)
Mercury Rising: Bearing Witness to Climate Change
An exciting photo-documentary expedition looking at global warming issues. Join the digital journalists from OneWorldJourneys.com as they webcast from Costa Rica and discover how global warming and climate change is impacting the plants and animals in the fragile Monteverde Cloud Forest.
Students will use their knowledge of the weather to evaluate information from the newspaper. They will also take this knowledge and construct a weather map predicting the next day´s weather.
PSC Meteorology Program Cloud Boutique
The site provides explanations of and access to detailed pictures of some basic cloud forms. The cloud images are relatively large (640x480) in order to show detailed structure and features.
Predicting the Weather
In this unit students extend their understanding of weather. They observe and describe weather patterns. Weather instruments are used to make measurements. Data collected from measurements, and other information such as weather maps and satellite images, are used to make weather predictions. Finally, students gain an appreciation of the weather, by becoming aware of how weather affects people and other living things.
Weather Here or There
Objectives will cover explaining how the National Service Network works, identifying the directon in which weather moves across the United States, and reading a Weather map.
We´ve put together lists of educational newspaper activities aimed at the elementary-level student. Parents and teachers may want to adapt some of the activities to suit the needs of students´ different levels.
Provides access to dozens of weather products specific to each of the fifty United States -- conditions, forecasts, warnings, radar, climate information, satellite photos, and much more.
Wonders of Weather
Provides science curriculum for the video Wonders of Weather. This educational television program looks at factors of weather, meteorology, hurricanes and tornadoes.