Weather Patterns: Links for Students

Forecasting

We rely on weather forecasters to help us plan our days and prepare for the weather.
http://www.oar.noaa.gov/k12/html/forecasting2.html

Features: Hands-on Investigation, Lesson Ideas, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment, Data Sources, In the News, Inquiry Materials

JetStream Topic Matrix

An online matrix containing links to multiple "tutorials" addressing weather topics.
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/srh/jetstream/matrix.htm

Features: Lesson Ideas, Graphics/Multimedia

Sea Breezes

See why the breeze occurs at the beach during a warm summer day. This site has an explanation with good graphics and links to information about land breezes.
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/fw/sea/htg.rxml

Features: Graphics/Multimedia, Data Sources

Global Climate Change

Explore scientific data gathered by researchers relating to climate change and global effects of the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere, and biosphere.
http://www.exploratorium.edu/climate/global-effects/index.html

Features: Graphics/Multimedia, Data Sources, Misconceptions

Inventions

This site provides a historical timeline of inventions and discoveries. It provides a brief description of the scientist and how the invention or discovery came about.
http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/people_n2/science_n2/
inventions.html


Features: Data Sources, A Bit of History

Weather Laboratory, Weather Challenge

Take the weather challenge to find out how weather affects our everyday lives from the way we dress to what we talk about. This site requires free registration to access the challenge.
http://scijinks.jpl.nasa.gov/weather/fun/challenge/

Features: Lesson Ideas, Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment

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