Weather Prediction Technology: Links for Students

NOAAWatch, NOAA's All Hazard Monitor

NOAAWatch provides current data and information on environmental threats including oil spills, hurricanes, tsunamis, space weather, and explains the role of NOAA in prediction, monitoring, and recovery from environmental hazards.
http://www.noaawatch.gov/

Features: Graphics/Multimedia, Data Sources, Ask an Expert, Career Info

Satellite Meteorology

This course was developed for middle and high school students to help them develop an understanding of satellite meteorology. The course modules offer hands-on exercises, problems with solutions, and assessments.
http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/satmet/

Features: Hands-on Investigation, Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment, Data Sources, A Bit of History

Predicting the Weather: Forecasting

Weather is unpredictable and scientists use new technologies combined with traditional methods to develop forecasts that benefit and protect people.
http://eo.ucar.edu/basics/wx_4.html

Features: Lesson Ideas

Fahrenheit and Celsius Temperature Scales

Learn the relationship between the Fahrenheit and Celsius scales. Convert temperatures between the two temperature scales with a conversion calculator and learn the math behind the conversion calculator.
http://www.k12.wa.us/EdTech/Athena/curric/weather/fahrcels.html

Features: Online Interactivity, A Bit of History

NASA Earth Observatory Data and Images

Global views of what's happening on our planet. See the amount of rainfall on Earth between certain dates.
http://eob.gsfc.nasa.gov/Observatory/Datasets/rainfall.gpcp.html

Features: Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia, Data Sources

Conversion and Decoder Charts

Need to interpret some weather data? Access this page to get conversion charts for temperature, wind chill, the Beaufort Scale, heat index, and knots to miles per hour.
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/conversion/mppconversion.html

Features: Data Sources

Radar-ology

Radar has become an essential tool for analyzing and predicting the weather. Learn more about the science behind radar with graphics and video clips.
http://www.fi.edu/weather/radar/radar.html

Features: Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia, A Bit of History

Weather Experiments

The experiments on this page give you a firsthand look at weather conditions and the tools scientists use for prediction.
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/elp/kids/experiments.shtml

Features: Hands-on Investigation, Career Info

Listening to Raindrops Underwater

This site is a little different when talking about precipitation because you can listen to what rain sounds like if you were underwater.
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Study/Rain/rain.html

Features: Graphics/Multimedia, Data Sources, A Bit of History

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