Careers in Weather: Links for Teachers

Tornadoes

Each year as many as 1,000 tornadoes may touch down in the United States. Their destruction can range from minor to devastating. This activity introduces the history of tornado forecasting, tornado formation, and tornado safety.
http://www.oar.noaa.gov/k12/html/tornadoes2.html

Features: Hands-on Investigation, Lesson Ideas, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment, A Bit of History, Career Info

Hurricanes

Our ability to monitor and forecast hurricanes has improved because of satellite technology and scientists who fly directly into storms to take measurements.
http://www.oar.noaa.gov/k12/html/hurricanes2.html

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

A Career Guide for the Atmospheric Sciences

A meteorologist is someone who studies the atmosphere. Find out about the education required, schools that offer a degree, and what the job market is like.
http://www.ametsoc.org/atmoscareers/index.html

Features: A Bit of History

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