Weather Patterns: Links for Teachers

DataStreme Atmosphere

This is a curriculum for teachers used to promote learning science, math, and technology using weather as a vehicle across the K-12 curriculum.
http://www.ametsoc.org/amsedu/dstreme/index.html

Features: Hands-on Investigation, Graphics/Multimedia, Data Sources

Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) Tutorial

Ever wonder how scientists use satellite data? This module is a beginner's guide to the use of GOES imagery. The module allows the learner the opportunity to select parts or to view the whole tutorial.
http://www.cira.colostate.edu/ramm/newgoes/gimgrtoc.htm

Features: Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia, Data Sources, Misconceptions

Atmospheric Processes: Convection

In this two-part activity, students will observe convective currents in water and observe the air as a fluid.
http://www.ucar.edu/learn/1_1_2_7t.htm

Features: Lesson Ideas

Earth's Hydrologic Cycle

This activity describes how to set up a model of the water cycle using an aquarium, water, ice, and a lamp.
http://topex-www.jpl.nasa.gov/education/activities/ts1ssac2.pdf

Features: Hands-on Investigation, Lesson Ideas, Data Sources

Air Density and Temperature

Students investigate the effect of temperature on the density of air. They learn that less dense air rises relative to surrounding air. More dense air sinks relative to the surrounding air.
http://education.arm.gov/teacherslounge/lessons/airdensity.stm

Features: Hands-on Investigation, Lesson Ideas, Inquiry Materials

Comparing Temperature, Pressure, and Humidity

Using data from weather instruments at three locations - North Slope of Alaska, Southern Great Plains, and the Tropical Western Pacific - students compare temperature, pressure, and humidity and answer investigative questions.
http://education.arm.gov/teacherslounge/lessons/comparingdata.pdf

Features: Hands-on Investigation, Lesson Ideas, Data Sources

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