WEBSITES ON CLIMATE AND WEATHER

FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

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All of the sites listed were active as of April 2008. The evaluation is by the AVA Center staff according to the amount of information given, the general appearance of the site and its potential use in the classroom.

WEBSITES        LESSON PLANS & CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES        WEBQUESTS

ALL ABOUT NATURAL DISASTERS
http://www.suelebeau.com/naturaldisasters.htm
A full page of links to websites about natural disasters such as Tornadoes, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Hurricanes, Tsunamis, and Blizzards. Includes photos and lesson plans. Excellent

CLIMATE AND GLOBAL CHANGE             NEW!
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/earth/climate/climate.html
An examination for junior high students and up of climate and climate changes. Includes an image gallery and crossword puzzle. Excellent

CLIMATE ARK – CLIMATE CHANGE AND RENEWABLE ENERGY PORTAL
http://www.climateark.org/
A huge site with information on climate change, air pollution, global warming, renewable energy resources and much, much more. Mostly a portal to other sites. Excellent

CLOUDS – 42EXPLORE             NEW!
http://www.42explore.com/clouds.htm
Basic information on clouds for upper elementary/middle school students with activities and webquests. Excellent

DAN’S WILD, WILD WEATHER PAGE
http://www.wildwildweather.com/index.html
A terrific, fun site for kids from Dan Satterfield, chief meteorologist at a TV station in Alabama. Sections: Games & Puzzles, Listen to the Weather (sounds of storms), Take a Tour of My Forecast Office, Weather Quizzes, Geography, Live Weather on your Desktop and more. Includes a terrific teacher’s guide with lesson plans and more. Outstanding. Excellent

DROUGHT – 42EXPLORE         NEW!
http://www.42explore2.com/drought.htm
Basic information on drought for upper elementary/middle school students with activities and webquests. Excellent

EDUGREEN – MAKING ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING FUN FOR THE YOUNG         NEW URL!
http://www.edugreen.teri.res.in/index.asp
Environmental education for students on life on earth, air pollution, climate change and much more. Includes crossword puzzles, jokes, word search, quizzes, poems, stories and more. Excellent

EXTREME WEATHER AND CLIMATE EVENTS         NEW!
http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/severeweather/extremes.html
Information from NOAA on extreme weather. Sections include: U.S. Hurricanes, Billion && Dollar Weather Disasters, Global Climate Change, Climate Monitoring, Heavy Precipitation, Temperature Extremes & Drought and more. Excellent

FOR KIDS ONLY – EARTH SCIENCE ENTERPRISE
http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/
An Earth Science site for kids. Sections: Air, Natural Hazards, Land, Water, and People. Includes games, quizzes, puzzles, and more. Includes a Teacher’s Guide. Excellent

FRANKLIN’S FORECAST – CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES
http://sln.fi.edu/weather/index.html
A 5-day weather forecast from the Franklin Institute. Sections: Weather Right Now, Weather Events, Radar, Lightning, Weather Satellite, Weather Activities and more. Don’t miss the activities. Excellent

GANDER ACADEMY’S HURRICANES THEME PAGE
http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/CITE/hurricanes.htm
A student-created site with information on hurricanes. Sections include: Activities, Hunting Hurricanes, Weather Theme, Current Hurricane Weather, Hurricane Satellite Images, Hurricane Hazards, Naming Hurricanes, Teacher Resources, and much, much more. Excellent

GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/climate/GCmain.html
An educational module for grades 5-12 in which students use the links provided to predict the effects of increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere on red wheat yields in Kansas. Sections: Remote Sensing, Situation, Wheat, and Carbon Dioxide. Excellent

GLOBAL WARMING – 42EXPLORE             NEW!
http://www.42explore.com/globewrm.htm
Basic information on global warming for upper elementary/middle school students with activities and webquests. Excellent

HURRICANE CITY – ATLANTIC HURRICANE TRACKING
http://www.hurricanecity.com/
Hurricane tracking from Miami. This is a big site with information on past and predicted hurricanes. It includes live forecasts when storms are being tracked. Includes This Area’s Storms Past (for the Atlantic City area) Excellent

HURRICANE – 42EXPLORE             NEW!
http://www.42explore.com/hurricane.htm
Basic information on hurricanes for upper elementary/middle school students with activities and webquests. Excellent

THE HURRICANE HUNTERS
http://www.hurricanehunters.com/
The official site for the Hurricane Hunters, the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron of the Air Force Reserve. A lot of information and terrific photos. Includes an Ask a Hurricane Hunter page and several videos. Excellent

A HURRICANE HUNTER’S PHOTO ALBUM
http://home.att.net/~typhoon1/index.html
A virtual tour aboard a "hurricane hunter" plane as it goes into the hurricane to record weather data. You can follow sequentially or view thumbnails of the photos. The sequential tour gives a description of the photo and what is happening throughout the plane during a flight into a storm. Also includes a FAQ page and links. Excellent

INTERACTIVE WEATHER MAKER                 NEW!
http://www.scholastic.com/kids/weather/

"What would it be like to be a real weather person - not just someone who reports the weather, but someone who can actually control it? Well here's your chance. Using our Interactive Weather Maker, you'll be able to turn a sunny day into a windy day. Or create a rainy day. And if you create the correct conditions, you can make a blizzard - complete with a whiteout!"
Excellent

KIDS CROSSING: LOOK OUT FOR DANGEROUS WEATHER!             NEW!
http://eo.ucar.edu/kids/dangerwx/index.htm
Information, activities and safety tips on weather events. Colorful and packed with information. Excellent

KIDSTORM – FACTS ABOUT TORNADOES – LIGHTNING – HURRICANES – STORM CHASING     NEW!
http://skydiary.com/kids/
Each section has links to information suitable for students on tornadoes, lightning, hurricanes and storm chasing. Click on the Gallery for a huge gallery of photos and storm chasing stories. Excellent

MOUNT WASHINGTON OBSERVATORY WEATHER DISCOVERY CENTER        NEW URL!
http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/
Resources on the weather from the Mount Washington Observatory. Sections: Weather, The Observatory, The Weather Notebook and more. Go to the Weather Arcade (scroll down) for lots of classroom activities (K-8). Excellent

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/
The official site for our U.S. weather. Sections: Warnings, Current Observations, Forecasts, Maps/Models, Weather Safety, Education, Information Center and more. Check out the Education section for Teacher’s Guides, audio & video clips, Student activities, Play Time for Kids and more. Excellent

NOAA.GOV – NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
http://www.noaa.gov/
The official site for the government agency responsible for weather, climate, the oceans and the atmosphere. Includes: Question of the Month, Stories Archive, s Stories, Weather, Ocean, Satellites, Fisheries, Climate, Research, Coasts, Charting & Navigation, Cool NOAA Websites, Storm Watch and more. Excellent

NOAA PHOTO LIBRARY IMAGE COLLECTIONS             NEW URL!
http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/
Collections of photos from NOAA. Click on Collections at the top to view the various collections. Very Good

PENN STATE UNIVERSITY WEATHER PAGES         NEW URL!
http://php.scripts.psu.edu/dept/ur/weather/index.php
A huge amount of up-to-date weather information. Sections: Real-Time Northeast U.S. Hourly Analyses; Model Forecast & Cross Sections Movies; Virtual Reality Weather Page; Hourly U.S. Weather Statistics; Decoded Offshore Weather Data; User Weather Observations; and Northeast U.S. Weather Page. Outstanding. Excellent

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO HURRICANE TRACKING AND PLOTTING
http://stormcarib.com/guide.htm
Just what it says. A guide to tracking hurricanes and interpreting the reports from weather forecasters with a lot of details. Specific to the Caribbean hurricanes which can affect the Mid-Atlantic States. Excellent

PSC WEATHER CENTER
http://vortex.plymouth.edu/home.html
This site is for the Weather Center for Plymouth State College in Hampshire. It has a vast amount of detailed weather information, much of it interactive. Includes charts for tracking storms and historical storm data. Good for students. Excellent

SILA: CLUE IN TO CLIMATE CHANGE         NEW!
http://www.nature.ca/sila/hm_e.cfm

"We invite you to explore a place where climate is changing faster than anywhere else on earth: the Arctic. What's up with climate change in the Arctic? What does it mean for northern people, plants and animals? Where else in the world are similar changes happening? What can we do about it? Step right up and discover how climate change at the top of the world is everyone's business, no matter where you live."
Sections: Introduction, Adventure, Awareness, What Now?, and Quiz. Includes a section for Educators with lesson plans. Excellent

SNOW – 42EXPLORE             NEW!
http://www.42explore.com/snow.htm
Basic information on snow for upper elementary/middle school students with activities and webquests. Excellent

SNOW/WINTER LINKS             NEW!
http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/jcheek3/snow.htm
A collection of links to sites about snow and winter. Excellent

THE SOLAR SCHOOL
http://das.ee.unsw.edu.au/~solar/
A site for students on our climate and environment. Sections: The Greenhouse Effect, Global Warming, Renewable Energy, Little Bay, and The PV Power Station. Excellent

TORNADOES – 42EXPLORE             NEW!
http://www.42explore.com/tornadoes.htm
Basic information on tornadoes for upper elementary/middle school students with activities and webquests. Excellent

TROPICAL TWISTERS – HURRICANES: HOW THEY WORK AND WHAT THEY DO        NEW!
http://kids.mtpe.hq.nasa.gov/archive/hurricane/index.html
An explanation from NASA about hurricanes. Includes information about the Hurricane Hunters, provides a VRT tour of a hurricane and includes a word search puzzle. Excellent

WEATHER – ABOUT.COM                     NEW!
http://weather.about.com/
Extensive information about weather. Not just for students. Sections include: Atmosphere and Precipitation; Hurricanes and Typhoons; Tornadoes; Activities and Experiments; Severe Storms and Lightning; Study and Teach Weather; Photo Gallery; Weather by Country; Weather History; Climate, Ozone & Pollution; Glossary and Ask a Weather Expert. Excellent

WEATHER/CLIMATE WEBSITE LINKS
http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/weather.html
A full page of links to weather/climate sites. Sections: Research/Informational Sites, Offline Lesson Plans/Activities, Online Lesson Plans, Online Project, Online Activity and Online Quiz. Excellent

THE WEATHER DOCTOR
http://www.islandnet.com/~see/weather/doctor.htm
An extensive site with a large number of articles explaining everything about the weather. Use the Main Menu on the left to navigate. (Note: Some commercial content in the right frames) Sections: Weather Eyes, Weather Almanac, Weather Phenomenon & Elements, Weather Journal, Weather Events, Weather People & History, Weather Whys, Weather and Arts, Weather and Life, Weather Reviews, and more. Excellent

THE WEATHER DUDE
http://www.wxdude.com/
A colorful site from Nick Walker, meteorologist with The Weather Channel. Sections: Weather Basics-An Online Book, Meteorology A-Z, Forecasts, Maps & Records, Weather Songs, Stuff for Teachers/Parents (including lesson plans & activity sheets), Stuff for Kids and Atmospheric Art. Excellent

THE WEATHER EYE
http://weathereye.kgan.com/
A fun, colorful site to teach children about the weather. Sections: Cadet Section (grades 2-8), Expert Section (grades 6-12), Teacher’s Lounge (lesson plans & activities), and Parents’ Center. Excellent

WEATHER-RELATED ACTIVITIES FOR PRIMARY STUDENTS             NEW!
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/themes/weather.shtml
Weather-related activities for primary students such as poems, crafts, printable worksheets, spelling worksheets, weather-related printable books and more. Excellent

THE WEATHER WORLD 2010 PROJECT
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/home.rxml

"WW2010 (the weather world 2010 project) is a WWW framework for integrating current and archived weather data with multimedia instructional resources using and innovative technologies."
Includes Online Guides, Classroom Activities, Archives and more. Excellent

WEB WEATHER FOR KIDS
http://www.ucar.edu/40th/webweather/
A fun, colorful site for students with activities that can be done at home or in the classroom. A Teacher Tips section gives teacher tips for each activity (click on the list of activities). Excellent

WHAT’S UP WITH THE WEATHER?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/warming/
A PBS site on weather and climate changes. "The overwhelming majority of scientists agree: earth's temperature has risen during the past century. But is it due to man's use of fossil fuel energy? And if so, how can we prevent the catastrophic results that some scientists predict if global warming continues? In "What's Up with the Weather?" NOVA and FRONTLINE join forces to investigate the science and politics of one of the most controversial issues of the 21st century: the truth about global warming." Excellent

WIND – 42EXPLORE             NEW!
http://www.42explore.com/wind.htm
Basic information on wind for upper elementary/middle school students with activities and webquests. Excellent

WHYY FILES – ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION
http://whyfiles.org/oldframes/biglist.html
Scroll down to the Environmental section for sections on: Air Pollution, Global Warming, Hurricanes, Climatology, Butter’s Best (air pollution), Melting Glaciers, Cooling Climate, Dusty Skies, El Niño, Tornadoes, and more. Excellent

ALL ABOUT SNOW         NEW!
http://nsidc.org/snow/index.html
Extensive information about snow including FAQs, Articles and Photos. Very Good

BILLY AND MARIA’S WEATHER COLORING BOOKS FOR CHILDREN
http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/edu/bm/bm_main.html
Simple coloring book to print out for kids on weather. You may have to look around the page for the link to the PDF file. Very Good

BLIZZARDS AND SNOW THEME PAGE         NEW!
http://www.cln.org/themes/blizzards.html
A collection of links to information on blizzards and snow. Very Good

CIRCLES OF LIGHT – THE MATHEMATICS OF RAINBOWS
http://www.geom.umn.edu/education/calc-init/rainbow/
An activity in which students determine how rainbows are formed and where they are most likely to occur. Very Good

CLIMATE HISTORY
http://www.scotese.com/climate.htm
The Earth’s climate has changed drastically and frequently over millions of years. Includes detailed information on the climate in early geologic eras and an animation showing the climate changes. Very Good

CLOUD RESOURCES ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB
http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/CITE/clouds.htm
A page of resources for elementary students on clouds. Very Good

DROUGHT: A PALEO PERSPECTIVE             NEW!
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/drought/drght_home.html

"This Web site was designed to explain how paleoclimatic data can provide information about past droughts and about the natural variability of drought over timescales of decades to millennia. We note that droughts are a world wide phenomenon and affect the global community. However, the focus of these Web pages is North America."
Sections: The Beginning, The Story, The Data, A Final Word. Very Good

EARTH FROM SPACE – ASTRONAUTS’ VIEWS OF THE HOME PLANET
http://earth.jsc.nasa.gov/
A large collection of space shuttle photos of the Earth. Very Good

EL NIÑO – A CHILD OF THE TROPICS
http://library.thinkquest.org/20901/?tqskip1=1&tqtime=0520
A student-created site on the weather phenomenon El Niño. Sections: Introduction, The Hype, The Impacts, Interactive Timeline, La Niña, Prediction Methods, and The Preparation. Very Good

EL NIÑO – AN INTRODUCTION
http://kids.mtpe.hq.nasa.gov/archive/nino/intro.html
An introduction from NASA on the effects of El Niño. It explains how the weather phenomenon has far-reaching effects such as killing coral reefs. Includes three classroom activities. Very Good

EL NIÑO – HOT AIR OVER HOT WATER
http://sln.fi.edu/weather/nino/nino.html
The Franklin Institute’s site on El Niño. It starts with simple experiments on the effects of hot water on the atmosphere and delves into the science. Very Good

FAQ: HURRICANES, TYPHOONS, AND TROPICAL CYCLONES
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/tcfaqHED.html
An extensive list of questions and answers from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). (Scroll down) Very Good

HURRICANE VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP             NEW!
http://www.field-trips.org/sci/hurricane/
A virtual field trip for middle school students. Students follow the links to learn about hurricanes. Very Good

HURRICANES             NEW!
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/weather/hurricane/
Information for elementary students on hurricanes. Very Good

HURRICANES – HOW STUFF WORKS         NEW!
http://www.howstuffworks.com/hurricane.htm
Read the article about hurricanes and follow the many links to more information. Ignore the ads. Very Good

INTRODUCTION TO TORNADOES         NEW!
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/weather/tornado/
Information for elementary students on tornadoes. Very Good

LIGHTNING AND THUNDER TUTORIAL FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS         NEW!
http://ellerbruch.nmu.edu/classes/cs255w03/cs255students/awozniak/p6/tutorialMain.html

"Here you can begin to find some answers, starting with lightning and thunder, that will help you understand one element of the larger picture: weather and the atmospheric conditions around us. You will be able to learn and understand the following: what causes lightning, how lightning forms and what happens when it forms, what thunder is and what it means, what causes thunder, and a few good safety tips to help prepare and protect yourself from the dangers of lightning during a thunderstorm."
Also good for junior high students. Very Good

MCS WEATHER             NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/03oct/00848/
A site for students by students on weather. Sections: Blizzards, Forecast, Hurricanes, Interactivities, Thunderstorms and Tornados. Very Good

NASA LIGHTNING PRIMER
http://thunder.msfc.nasa.gov/primer/
A primer on lightning. Very Good

NATIONAL SEVERE STORMS LABORATORY
http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/
NOAA’s leading weather research facility. Includes a Teacher’s Guide. Very Good

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WEATHER CALCULATOR
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/elp/wxcalc/wxcalc.shtml
A set of conversion charts for calculating weather. Includes: Temperature Conversions, Moisture Conversions, Pressure Conversions, Wind Conversions and Miscellaneous. Very Good

NOAA KIDS ACTIVITY PAGES             NEW!
http://www.education.noaa.gov/sweather.html
Several different activities for kids from NOAA. Very Good

NORTHEAST REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER
http://met-www.cit.cornell.edu/
The regional climate center for the northeastern states. Sections: Climate Data & Products, Climate Monitoring & Assessment, Educational Resources, Weather & Climate Links. Very Good

THE SAVAGE SEAS – THE WEATHER FACTORY
http://www.thirteen.org/savageseas/weather-main.html
Contains a satellite image viewer and animations showing weather phenomena. Sections: Cyclones of the Sea, Ice and Icebergs, El Niño and Global Warming, and more. Very Good

SNOW CRYSTALS
http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/
A wealth of information of on snowflakes and snow crystals, both natural and man-made. Includes a lot of photos and directions on making your own photos. Also the scientific facts about snowflakes and crystal growth. Very Good

SNOWTASTIC SNOW             NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/3876/
A site for students by students on snow. Sections: Literature, Health and Sports, History, Science, Games, and Activities. Very Good

SUPERTYPHOON
http://www.supertyphoon.com/
Information on typhoons, cyclones and hurricanes (same thing-different names). Sections: Satellite Images, Tropical Cyclone Advisories, Coastal Radar, MPEG Animations, Sea Surface Temperatures, Numerical Models and more. Very Good

SWIRL – SEVERE WEATHER INSTITUTE RESEARCH LAB             NEW!
http://movies.warnerbros.com/twister/cmp/swirl.html
Originally set up as of the promotion for the movie "Twister", this site has very good information on tornadoes. Sections: Introductory Information, Safety Information, General Glossary, Tornado Intensity Scale, Warning Definitions, Severe Event Location Codes, Tornado Statistics (1950-1994), 1995 Killer Tornadoes and Storm Chaser’s Guide. Very Good

TERRORS OF THE SKY: HURRICANES             NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/03oct/01529/
A site for students by students on hurricanes. Sections: Introduction, Formation, Possible Damage, Saffir-Simpson Scale, Categories of SSS, Naming, Past Hurricanes, Protection, Picture Gallery, and Quiz. Very Good

THE TORNADO PROJECT
http://www.tornadoproject.com/
Information on tornadoes, past and predicted. Check out the Storm Cellar’s Game Room for crossword puzzles. This is a real enthusiast’s site and it has a lot of photos and tips. Included is a diary of a "tornado tour" in which groups act as storm chasers. The Curiosity Corner shows devices scientists tried to insert into tornadoes to record storm data. Very Good

THE WEATHER CHANNEL – EDUCATION
http://www.weather.com/education/?from=footer
The Weather Classroom, a daily broadcast is aimed at students. Teachers can tape this every day without copyright restrictions. In addition, check out the Weather.com Resources section of the Teacher’s Lounge for classroom activities. Very Good

WEATHER FOLKLORE AND WEATHER WITS             NEW!
http://members.aol.com/Accustiver/wxworld_folk.html
Weather proverbs, tips for calculating temperature and humidity and more. Very Good

WEATHER NET CLASSROOM – NATURE’S BIGGEST STORMS             NEW!
http://www.aws.com/aws_2001/schools/wx_mania/053003.htm
Information for students on hurricanes. Includes a classroom activity, trivia and more. Very Good

WEATHER PRINTABLE COLORING PAGES             NEW!
http://www.freeprintablecoloringpages.net/category/Weather
Scroll down the page for 40 printable weather coloring pages. Very Good

WEATHER SCIENCE HOTLIST             NEW!
http://www.fi.edu/learn/hotlists/weather.php
A collection of link to sites about weather. Sections: Online Exhibits, Weather Right Now, Background Information, Severe Weather, El Niño/El Niña, Historical Weather, Career Connections, Activities, Atmosphere, and Weather Forecasting. Very Good

WEATHER WIZ KIDS             NEW!
http://www.weatherwizkids.com/index.htm
Weather information for elementary students by meteorologist Crystal Wicker. Good explanations for students about various weather phenomena such as lightning, hurricanes, tornadoes, wind and more. Very Good

WEATHER – WHAT FORCES AFFECT OUR WEATHER?             NEW!
http://www.learner.org/interactives/weather/
Online interactive activities from Annenberg. Sections: Introduction, The Atmosphere, The Water Cycle, Powerful Storms, Ice and Snow, Forecasting, Our Changing Earth, and Related Resources. Very Good

THE WIND: OUR FIERCE FRIEND
http://sln.fi.edu/tfi/units/energy/wind.html
Information and links from the Franklin Institute on wind. Includes classroom activities. Very Good

AMERICAN RED CROSS – DISASTER SERVICES
http://www.redcross.org/services/disaster/
Information from the American Red Cross on how to prepare for a serious storm and what services they can provide in the aftermath. Good

BAD METEOROLOGY
http://www.ems.psu.edu/~fraser/BadMeteorology.html
A site that looks at "bad" and inaccurate statements about the weather that have been perpetuated in the classroom and the media. Good

BLIZZARDS             NEW!
http://www.ussartf.org/blizzards.htm
Good information on blizzards. Good

CHASE DAY – TORNADO CHASERS
http://www.chaseday.com/
An image site for tornado chasers, weather lovers, etc. Images of tornadoes and hailstorms. Good

CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK             NEW URL!
http://www.climatenetwork.org/
An Australian-based organization devoted to climate change. Good

CLIMATE DIAGNOSTIC CENTER
http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/
The site for NOAA’s climate research. Sections: CDC At a Glance, Research at CDC, Focus Topics, Data Access & Plotting, and Climate & Weather. Good

CLOUD GUIDE             NEW URL!
http://www.uen.org/weather/clouds/cloud_id.shtml
A simple guide to the different kinds of clouds. Good

CLOUD TYPES                 NEW!
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/cld/cldtyp/home.rxml
Descriptions and photos of types of clouds. Good

COLD SCIENCE – SCIENCE, LIFE AND TRAVEL IN EARTH’S COLD REGIONS        NEW!
http://www.usatoday.com/weather/resources/coldscience/acoldsci.htm
An article and links about life and conditions in Arctic and Antarctic regions. Good

EL NIÑO AND CLIMATE PREDICTION                 NEW!
http://www.atmos.washington.edu/gcg/RTN/rtnt.html
A report on changes in the climate and global climate predictions. For older students. Good

ELECTRON MICROSCOPY UNIT SNOW PAGE             NEW!
http://emu.arsusda.gov/snowsite/default.html
Electron microscope images of snow crystals. For senior high or advanced students. Good

EMERGENCY EDUCATION QUIZ
http://www.beprepared.com/Articles/Education.html
A short quiz on being prepared for a weather-related disaster or other natural disaster (such as an earthquake). Short but effective. Good

EXTREME WEATHER SOURCEBOOK 2001
http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/sourcebook/
Full title: "Economic and Other Societal Impacts Related to Hurricanes, Floods, Tornadoes, Lightning, and Other U.S. Weather Phenomena" A simple fact book on weather-related storm damage in the U.S. in 2001 and in previous years. Sections: Hurricanes, Floods, Tornadoes, U.S. Composite, Lightning and Other. Good

EXTREME WEATHER
http://library.thinkquest.org/12093/?tqskip1=1&tqtime=0520
A student-created website on extreme weather. Sections: Radar and Warning Systems; Tornadoes, Cyclones; & Microbursts; Hurricanes; Regional Weather Expressions; Tornado Alley Game; Other Weather Resources; and References. Good

THE FARMER’S ALMANAC WEATHER
http://www.farmersalmanac.com/weather/weather.html
For decades, the Farmer’s Almanac long-range weather forecasts were the primary source of weather information for much of the country. This site explains how they do the forecasts (without revealing their "secret formula" and provides links to other websites. Good

GEOSTATIONARY SATELLITE SERVER
http://www.goes.noaa.gov/
Images from the geostationary satellites in orbit. Good

GLOBAL HYDROLOGY AND CLIMATE CENTER
http://wwwghcc.msfc.nasa.gov/
A combined academic and government study the global water cycle and its effects on climate. Sections: Satellite Images, Weather Forecast, s, Research, Education, and Climate Impacts. Good

GLOBAL WARMING: WILL IT AFFECT YOU?             NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/J003411/
A site for students by students on global warming. Sections: Agriculture, Recreation, Health, Regional Effects and Causes. Good

GRAPHING STRATOSPHERIC OZONE
http://www.exploratorium.edu/learning_studio/ozone/graphing.html
A classroom activity for grade 9 students in which they must take data from NASA images and graph the ozone in the stratosphere. Good

HEAT WAVE INFORMATION
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/heat/index.shtml
Information from the National Weather Service about heat and heat waves. It shows the Heat Index and how high heat affects the body as well as ways to escape the heat. Good

HURRICANE AND STORM TRACKING FOR THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC OCEANS
http://hurricane.terrapin.com/
The Storm Track system follows major storms. Information includes satellite images and reports when a storm is being tracked. Good

HURRICANE MOVIE CATALOG             NEW!
http://rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/rsd/movies/movies.html
A collection of online video clips of various hurricanes. Access with Windows Media Player or QuickTime. Good

HURRICANE/TROPICAL STORM DATA
http://weather.unisys.com/hurricane/index.html
A collection of detailed information on hurricanes and tropical storms including tracking charts, winds, and other measured phenomena. Good

ICE SCULPTURES             NEW!
http://darkblueworld.smugmug.com/gallery/1041280/#P-1-15
Images of some fantastic ice sculptures. Good

INTELLICAST.COM – WEATHER FOR ACTIVE LIVES
http://www.intellicast.com/
Weather forecasts for anywhere in the U.S. Good

JIM REED SEVERE WEATHER PHOTOGRAPHY
http://www.jimreedphoto.com/
An online catalog of photos of severe weather from a prominent weather photographer. Look in the online catalog for large thumbnail photos. Good

MAKING A WEATHER VANE
http://www.allstar.fiu.edu/aero/Experiment12.htm
Instructions for making a simple weather vane. Good

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WIND CHILL CHART
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/windchill/
There’s a difference between how cold it is and how cold it feels. Here is the official wind chill index that forecasters use. Good

NATURE’S LETHAL WEAPONS
http://s.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/202344.stm
Information from the BBC on lethal storms. Good

OWLIE SKYWARN WEATHER PAGE             NEW URL!
http://noaa.kids.us/
Hosted by Owlie, NOAA’s official mascot, this page has safety tips for kids on weather disasters such as tornadoes, hurricanes and flash floods. Good

PRINTABLE HURRICANE TRACKING CHART             NEW!
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gifs/track_chart.gif
A hurricane tracking chart that you can print out for use in class. Good

SEVERE WEATHER PICTURES         NEW!
http://www.angelfire.com/la/ussevereweatherpics/
Photos of severe weather such as thunderstorms, lightning, etc. Ignore the ads. Good

SEVERE WEATHER VISUALIZATIONS         NEW!
http://www.vets.ucar.edu/vg/categories/severe.shtml
Animated graphics showing severe storms such as hurricanes and tornadoes. In addition to Severe Storms, click on Categories for Climate, El Niño and La Niña, and Turbulence. For junior/senior high and up. Good

SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL STORMS RIGHT NOW
http://members.tripod.com/~Post_119_Gulfport_MS/tropical.html
Worldwide forecasts for tropical regions tracking storms. Good

SNOW AND ICE SCULPTURES                 NEW!
http://www.nowpublic.com/node/176663/footage/list
Images of some fantastic snow and ice sculptures. Good

STORM SPOTTING: AN INTRODUCTION TO STORM OBSERVING AND REPORTING             NEW!
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/stormspotting/
A 4-part guide to learning about storms and how to spot them. "Even with all the technology used by the National Weather Service to prepare severe weather warnings, storm spotters still give us the most complete picture of what's really happening in and around severe storms. Radar simply cannot tell us everything we need to know. Storm spotters are the eyes and ears in the field.
For more than 60 years, storm spotters have been the Nation’s first line of defense against deadly storms. Working with their local communities and with the local National Weather Service office, spotters provide invaluable assistance and critical information to decision makers when hazardous weather threatens. Countless lives have been saved because of this unique partnership between volunteer storm spotters, emergency management and the National Weather Service." "This guide is intended to introduce you to the world of storm spotting. It is NOT intended to replace the official training that is offered by National Weather Service meteorologists each year. Viewing a website cannot substitute for attendance and participation in a 2-3 hour training session, so if you are interested in learning more and becoming a storm spotter, you should contact your local emergency management agency or the National Weather Service."
Good

TORNADO ALLEY             NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/04oct/01927/
A site for students by students on tornadoes. Sections: Damage, Formation, Characteristics, Safety, and History. Good

THE TWISTER             NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/03oct/01533/welcome.htm
A site for students by students on tornadoes. Sections: Welcome, Preview, History of Tornadoes, Other Knowledge, and Interactive Corner. Good

WEATHER             NEW!
http://tooter4kids.com/weather/weatherindex.htm
Information on different types of weather for elementary students. Suitable for grades 3-4. Good

THE WEATHER AND YOU             NEW!
http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/education/projects/webunits/weather/
Information for elementary students on weather. Sections: Types of Weather, How Weather Happens, Meteorology, Activities, Weather Web Sites, and References. Good

WEATHER CAMERAS         NEW!
http://www.tvweather.com/tv_cams.htm
A collection of weather cameras around the US and Canada. Some of these cams are not working. Good

THE WEATHER CHANNEL
http://www.weather.com/
Official site of The Weather Channel. Includes forecasts for anywhere in the U.S. Sections: Health, Travel, Home & Garden, Recreation, Sporting Events, and Golf. Good

WEATHER GLOSSARY         NEW!
http://www.weather.com/glossary/
A weather glossary from the weather channel. Good

THE WEATHER LEGACY OF ADMIRAL SIR FRANCIS BEAUFORT
http://www.islandnet.com/~see/weather/history/beaufort.htm
A biographical sketch of Sir Francis Beaufort, who developed the Wind Force Scale still in use today. Good

WEATHER LORE         NEW!
http://www.gardendigest.com/weather.htm#Lore
Weather sayings and proverbs. Good

WEATHER LORE, JINGLES AND PROVERBS             NEW!
http://www.met.tamu.edu/class/Metr304/Dir-test/lore.html
A list of weather proverbs and jingles with an explanation of their meaning. Good

WEATHER: RAINBOWS – E-THEMES         NEW!
http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00001096.shtml
A collection of links for information on rainbows for students at the elementary level. Good

WINTER – LINKS             NEW!
http://www.picadome.fcps.net/lab/currl/weather/winter.htm
A collection of links to sites about winter and snow. Good

WINTER WEATHERLORE AND FOLKLORE FORECASTS         NEW!
http://www.stormfax.com/wxlore.htm

"Folklore is different from weatherlore, but both are interesting and entertaining, and both have been around for thousands of years.  Folklore are beliefs based on fear and superstition.  Weatherlore is based on observation of the environment and the effects that changes in the weather have on insects, animals, birds and people."
A collection of weather sayings. Good

LESSON PLANS & CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

ABRUPT CLIMATE CHANGE – LESSON PLAN
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?DocID=323
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on climate change. "Until a few years ago, it was believed that earth's climate changes gradually. But results from ice cores and other geologic records of past temperature changes indicate that this is not necessarily the case and that abrupt climate changes may be the norm rather than the exception. In this lesson, students will be introduced to some recent ideas about abrupt climate change. This will give them a glimpse into how scientific theories are formed and refined by data." Excellent

THE ACTIVE EARTH – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/07/g35/earth.html
A lesson plan for grades 3-5 on natural phenomena. "This lesson provides an introduction to some natural disasters, such as earthquakes, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Students will read about and view pictures of these phenomena and will create posters or a mural depicting the things they have seen." Excellent

AIR CONDITIONING: ANALYZING THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN CLIMATE RESEARCH AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20010612tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on climate research. "In this lesson, students explore the roles that United States government agencies play in weather forecasting, climate control, and other climate-related environmental issues. Students then write letters to President Bush recommending how a National Climate Service could be organized using resources from these established agencies." Excellent

AND NOW FOR THE WEATHER (AND CLIMATE) REPORT: ANALYZING DATA RELATED TO WEATHER AND CLIMATE – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20070605tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan on weather for grades 6-12. "In this lesson, students make basic weather predictions and investigate a weather cable channel and its response to climate change. They then interpret and compare charts and graphs about weather and climate and reflect on how climate changes impact their own life and the business community." Excellent

ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURES: PROPOSING THE FUTURE OF CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20021203tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on climate policy. "In this lesson, students research past, present and proposed climate change policies. They will then develop timelines based on different predictions of climate change effects and assess the likelihood of each timeline playing out in reality." Excellent

BLOWING IN THE WIND – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.cfm?lesson=EM298&page=teacher
A lesson plan on wind generation for grades 9-12. "Wind energy is becoming a viable alternative to more traditional forms of energy generation. In this lesson, students will determine the feasibility of wind generation in different areas of the United States. Finally, students will explore the possible role of government in providing incentives for wind energy generation." Excellent

BLOWING THROUGH HISTORY: EXAMINING THE HISTORY OF HURRICANES IN THE UNITED STATES TO CREATE A LIBRARY REFERENCE GUIDE – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20040817tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on hurricanes. "In this lesson, students will explore hurricanes, consider the damage caused by Hurricane Charley, and research various hurricanes that have hit the United States to create a class guide on these major storms." Excellent

BREEZY, CHILLING OR FREEZING?: EXPLORING DIFFERENCE PERCEPTIONS ABOUT COLD – LESSON PLAN NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20040210tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on cold. "In this lesson, students assess factors which influence how different individuals perceive the weather. They then research and write dialogues exploring particular aspects which affect a person's sense of being "cold."" Excellent

CELEBRATE WINTER! – LESSON PLANNING ARTICLE             NEW!
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson094.shtml
An article for teachers planning lessons on winter. Includes background information and suggestions for lessons and activities. Excellent

CLEARING THE AIR: EXPLORING EMISSIONS AND SUBSTANCES THAT INFLUENCE GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20001003tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on climate change. "In this lesson, students investigate a variety of emissions that contribute to global warming. As presenters at a mock international summit, students prepare recommendations for reversing the global warming trend." Excellent

CLIMATE AND CO2: ANALYZING THEIR RELATIONSHIP – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/07/g912/co2.html
A lesson plan on climate. "In this lesson students will speculate on various scenarios of future world climates if the greenhouse effect increases." Excellent

CLIMATE CONTROL: STUDYING THE EARTH’S BIOMES AND EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DAILY LIFE AND THE ENVIRONMENT – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20000105wednesday.html?
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on climate. "In this lesson, students work in groups to explore the locations, characteristics, and natural and human dangers to the Earth's biomes to better understand the relationship between daily life and the environment." Excellent

CLIMATE CONTROLS – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/08/g68/climatecontrols.html
A lesson plan on climate for grades 6-8. "This lesson has students consider how various parts of the world and the United States are affected by climate controls such as world air currents. They will read about climate controls and will create maps showing how these controls affect the climate in various places around the country." Excellent

CLIMOGRAPHS: TEMPERATURE, PRECIPITATION AND THE HUMAN CONDITION – LESSON PLAN         NEW!
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/15/g912/pgafrica4.html
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on climographs. "Climographs are a graphic way of displaying climate information; specifically, average temperature and precipitation. They are a valuable tool in studying climate, but also can be used to infer connections between climate and human conditions. In this lesson, students learn about how to read, analyze, and construct climographs. They also practice matching climographs to locations in the United States and in Africa, and discerning climate patterns and making some predictions about their effects on humans in different places in Africa." Excellent

THE CLOUD IN THE BOTTLE – LESSON PLAN
http://askeric.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Science/Meteorology/MET0003.html
A  lesson plan for grades 4-12 on cloud formation. "Students are somewhat interested in the weather and can be made increasingly aware of cloud formation by this rather simple in class demonstration. PURPOSE: The purpose to this activity is to demonstrate to the students the direct affects of pressure and temperature on cloud formation." Excellent

CLOUDS CLOUDS CLOUDS – LESSON PLAN
http://askeric.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Science/Meteorology/MET0201.html
A lesson plan for grades 5-6 on clouds. "In this lesson, students will learn about different types of clouds, the levels in which the clouds are classified, and the precipitation associated with them. In groups, students will gather information about clouds from a CD-ROM and then enter the information into a teacher-made database. Students will also use web cams from the Internet to make predictions about weather for cities across the country." Excellent

COMMERCE IN THE INDIAN OCEAN – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/11/g68/commerce.html
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 on how monsoons affect maritime trading in the Indian Ocean. "This lesson will introduce students to the geographic features of the Indian Ocean and the critical role of the monsoon in determining maritime trading patterns before the 16th century. Students will research various historic ports along the borders of the Indian Ocean and determine possible ways that local rulers attracted merchants. They will assess the extent of commerce in the Indian Ocean before the arrival of European ships in the 16th century and how trading patterns changed there as a result." Excellent

COUNTING ON THE HAVOC OF HURRICANES: COMPARING STATISTICS OF HURRICANE FLOYD TO OTHER RECENT HURRICANES: A MATH LESSON
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/19990916thursday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on hurricanes. "In this lesson, students define and classify all the different ways in which numbers are used in forecasting and coping with the effects of a hurricane. They then conduct research to compare and contrast these numbers as they apply to Hurricane Floyd and other recent hurricanes. Finally, they graph their findings." Excellent

CREATIVE CLIMATES – CLASSROOM ACTIVITY             NEW!
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/activities/08/climates.html
A classroom activity for multiple grades on climate. "Snow in the Sahara? Heat at the Poles? Cold tropics? Talk about disaster areas! Until now, you may have thought that the biggest climatic disaster was global warming. It's true, that's pretty hot stuff, but things could get a whole lot worse if really wacky weather began to occur. As the head of the Climate Observation Post, you'll want to make sure you know all about the world's weather, climate, and climate controls.
There are six climate zones in the world: tropical, dry, mild, continental, polar, and high elevation. Within each zone are further distinctions that indicate a more specific type of climate.
Now that you're ready, create your own illustrated climate map and match wits with the weather! Using the climate map as a guide, print out a world map and photographs of four of the world's climate zones. Use the photographs to illustrate your climate map, and color in the climate zones with shades that seem right to you. You might want to use blue for polar regions, for instance, or red for desert regions."
Excellent

DEFINING DROUGHT – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?DocID=437
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on drought. "In this lesson, students will look at drought from a variety of perspectives. The lesson focuses first on the scientific definition of drought, including weather patterns, water cycles, water requirements by plants and animals, and physiological responses by plants and animals to drought. The lesson also focuses on the current and historic social and economic impacts of drought." Excellent

DISCOVERY SCHOOL WEATHER LESSON PLANS FOR TEACHERS             NEW URL!
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/weather.html#k-5
Twelve lesson plans on weather from the Discovery Channel. Excellent

DUST IN THE WIND: EXPLORING THE CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF DROUGHTS – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20000425tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on drought. "In this lesson, students investigate the causes and effects of droughts by participating in a simulation 'town hall meeting.' Acting as community members, students must make informed decisions to help a town and its surrounding areas that are suffering the effects of a prolonged drought." Excellent

EDHEADS – WEATHER ACTIVITIES             NEW!
http://www.edheads.org/activities/weather/
Fun, colorful weather activities for elementary students. Includes a Teacher’s Guide. Excellent

EL NIÑO – LESSON PLAN         NEW!
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?DocID=157
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 on El Niño. "This lesson explores these concepts in the context of El Nino. El Nino is a mass of warm water that moves eastward as trade winds relax. The warm water brings torrential rains to parts of the world that are not prepared for such weather." Excellent

EL NIÑO: MORE THAN JUST HOT AIR? – LESSON PLAN         NEW!
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/07/gk2/seaselnino.html
A lesson plan for grades K-2 on El Niño. "This lesson introduces young students to the El Niño phenomenon by having them do a brief experiment and look at pictures of El Niño, including some pictures drawn by kindergarten and first grade students who experienced an El Niño season." Excellent

EL NIÑO: THE CHILD RETURNS – LEARNING MODULE         NEW!
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/elnino/elnino.html
A learning module for grades 9-12 on El Niño. "Faced with a rapidly changing situation, the director of the World Bank and the president of the Northern Insurance Negotiating Organization (Nino) have approached your group of environmental consultants for advice in forecasting the environmental conditions and economic impact that will accompany this developing El Niño. They want to know not only what can be expected from this El Niño with regard to weather, fisheries, and crops, but also how its impact can be softened." Sections: Situation, Remote Sensing, The Spheres, and What is an El Niño? Excellent

EMISSION STATEMENT: EXPLORING HOW INDUSTRIALIZED NATIONS CONTRIBUTE TO GLOBAL WARMING AND ARE AIMING TO COMBAT IT – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20010725wednesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on global warming. "In this lesson, students investigate the emission of greenhouse gases by industrialized nations. After participating in an international global warming conference, students assess whether or not the United States should take part in the international climate accord." Excellent

EXPLORING WEATHER CONDITIONS THROUGH PAINTING – LESSON PLAN    NEW!
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/content/2223/
A lesson plan for grades 5-8 on weather conditions. "Students will learn about how weather influences culture, daily life, and mood by examining paintings depicting different types of weather. Students will demonstrate their understanding by painting a picture depicting a particular weather condition." Excellent

THE EYE OF THE HURRICANE – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/07/g35/trythishurricane.html
A lesson plan on hurricanes for grades 3-5. "This lesson introduces students to the structure of a hurricane, particularly the eye. You might want to use it as an introduction to a unit on hurricanes or weather phenomena. Students will view a video about hurricanes, do a simple hurricane simulation, take a tour into the eye of a hurricane, and write reports about their tour." Excellent

EYE ON THE STORM: EXPLORING HOW TRACKING THE HISTORY OF NATURAL DISASTERS HELPS PREDICT THE FUTURE – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20010724tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on weather. "In this lesson, students first learn about how geologists collect information about past hurricanes to determine patterns that may help with storm prediction. They then research the history of natural disasters in different regions of the United States and develop regional insurance profiles based on their findings and related predictions." Excellent

GLOBAL WARMING – ISSUES IN DEPTH         NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/issues_in_depth/20060406.html
An in-depth look at Global Warming with lesson plans and classroom activities. Excellent

GOING THE WAY THE WIND BLOWS: EXAMINING HOW CLIMATE AND GEOGRAPHY AFFECTED PREHISTORIC HUMANKIND – LESSON PLAN         NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20041006wednesday.html?
A lesson plan on how weather affects man for grades 6-12. "In this lesson, students will consider the various ways geography has affected civilization, then research how various species of ancient humans were affected by geography and climate. They then create dioramas illustrating their findings for a class exhibit, and write journal entries from the perspective of their assigned prehistoric people." Excellent

THE HEAT IS ON: CREATING WEATHER EMERGENCY GUIDES IN THE SCIENCE CLASSROOM – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/19990713tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on severe weather. "In this lesson, students research various types of severe weather conditions common to their geographic location and create weather emergency guides. Students work in groups to develop guides for extreme weather conditions such as heat waves, tornadoes, floods, and storms, focusing on understanding the formation of these types of weather conditions, forecast and surveillance methods, preparation, and safety procedures in the event of an emergency." Excellent

HOW’S THE WEATHER – IN AFRICA? – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/04/gk2/pgafrica1.html
A lesson plan for grades K-2 on weather around the world. "In this lesson, students describe and later compare how weather affects human activity in two places on opposite sides of the world. Students first identify the seasons and weather in their community and how human activities are affected by weather. They then cross the globe and compare how the weather of northern Africa impacts human activities there. Students look for a connection between the two environments and conclude that although the weather and activities may be very different in both places, the impact of weather on human activities is a common thread in human communities all over the world." Excellent

HOW’S THE WEATHER TODAY? – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/07/gk2/weathertoday.html
A lesson plan on weather for K-2. "This lesson asks students to think about the weather in their area and introduces them to weather and temperature trends in different latitudes of the United States. They will look at today's weather map and record the high temperatures for a few cities. Students will conclude by drawing pictures of themselves outdoors in their hometown and in another place that has different weather." Excellent

HURRICANES 1: THE SCIENCE OF HURRICANES – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?DocID=312
Lesson 1 in a 2-part unit for grades 3-5 on hurricanes. "This lesson is the first of a two-part series on the science of hurricanes and the kinds of technology being used to identify and track them. In Hurricanes 1: The Science of Hurricanes, students examine different scientific aspects of hurricanes, all in an effort to begin to understand the nature of motion—particularly how changes in speed or direction of motion are caused by forces." Excellent

HURRICANES 2: TRACKING HURRICANES – LESSON PLAN         NEW!
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?DocID=314
Lesson 2 in a two-part unit for gradees 3-5 on hurricanes. "This lesson is the second in a two-part series on the science of hurricanes and the kinds of technology being used to identify and track them. In Hurricanes 2: Tracking Hurricanes, students’ study of hurricanes is broadened by exploring how technology and science are used today to identify, measure, and track powerful tropical storms to better warn and secure people from their often-devastating impact." Excellent

HURRICANES – ISSUES IN DEPTH             NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/issues_in_depth/20070904.html
An in-depth look at hurricanes with lesson plans and classroom activities. Excellent

HURRICANES – LESSON PLANNING ARTICLE             NEW!
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson076.shtml
An article for teachers planning lessons on hurricanes. Includes background information and suggestions for lessons and activities. Excellent

HURRICANES SPARK A STORM OF CLASSROOM ACTIVITY – LESSON PLANNING ARTICLE         NEW!
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson015.shtml
An article for teachers planning lessons on hurricanes. Includes background information and suggestions for lessons and activities. Excellent

ICE, ICE BABY: EXAMINING THE CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF MELTING ICE FORMATIONS IN ANTARCTICA – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20020402tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on global warming. "In this lesson, students learn about the causes and effects of the melting ice formations in Antarctica; they then research different aspects of the topic in order to create a s special." Excellent

IN THE EYE OF THE STORM: CREATING NEWS REPORTS ON MAJOR STORMS – LESSON PLAN         NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20050830tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on storms. "In this lesson, students share opinions about what information the public needs about an impending hurricane. They then research and report on a major U.S. hurricane and synthesize their learning by comparing different news sources’ reports about Hurricane Katrina." Excellent

IN THE FORECAST, A FLURRY OF CONCERNS ABOUT SNOW: EXPLORING IMPLICATIONS OF THE LACK OF SNOWFALL DATA ON VARIOUS STAKEHOLDERS – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20030211tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on climate change. "In this lesson, students consider the effects of climate change on snowfall and how a lack of data in snowfall collection will impair climate change research. In groups, students investigate different effects of snowfall and make recommendations to lobbyists about effective means to persuade policymakers to increase funding for better snowfall monitoring systems." Excellent

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS IN WEATHER AND CLIMATE         NEW!
http://www.cln.org/subjects/weather_inst.html
A collection of theme pages on: Air Quality, Clouds, El Niño, Blizzards and Snow, Floods, Global Warming/Climate Change, Hurricanes, Lightning, Ozone Depletion, Tornadoes, and Water Quality. Includes additional links to Weather Resources (several are broken). Excellent

IS EL NIÑO COMING? – LESSON PLAN         NEW!
http://forces.si.edu/elnino/edu/nino_is_el_nino_coming.pdf
A lesson plan for grades 5-8 and 9-12 on predicting El Niño. Excellent

K-8 EXPLORING WEATHER USING THE INTERNET
http://www.k12science.org/k12partner02/k-8weather.html
A teacher-oriented site to assist in teaching about the weather. "Today's workshop will focus on using the Internet in the study of meteorology. You will begin with an review of the types and sources of weather information necessary for forecasting the weather. You will examine the instruments that are used to gather weather data. Then you will see how such weather information is displayed on weather maps and as real time data. You will then consider and discuss how information from Internet sites can be integrated into your curriculum. Finally, you will examine a variety of weather related web sites that may be useful to you in teaching weather. As a result of this workshop, you will be prepared to implement Internet based meteorology resources in your classrooms and to assist fellow teachers in doing so." Excellent

LET’S BUILD A SNOWMAN – LESSON PLAN         NEW!
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=239
A lesson plan on snow for grades K-2. "Snowmen are of interest to young students. This lesson suggests building a snowman as one way to provide food for birds and animals during the winter. Students read fiction and nonfiction books and access the Internet to gain information about how animals survive during the winter. They also use a K-W-L graphic organizer to activate prior knowledge and increase their understanding of the topic. Students then use their graphic organizers to write stories. Extension activities involve writing poetry, building snowmen to feed animals, and doing art projects." Excellent

MAKE YOUR OWN WEATHER STATION
http://www.fi.edu/weather/todo/todo.html
Detailed directions from the Franklin Institute on setting up your own weather station either at home or in the classroom. Excellent

METEOROLOGY LESSON PLANS         NEW!
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/lessons.cgi/Science/Meteorology
26 lesson plans for various grade levels on weather topics. Excellent

THE OCEAN AND WEATHER: EL NIÑO AND EL NIÑA – LESSON PLAN         NEW!
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?DocID=425
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 on El Niño and El Niña. "In this lesson, students will explore the weather phenomena El Niño and La Niña. They will learn about when and where these weather changes occur, and about the effects they have on everything in their wake." Excellent

PREPARE YOURSELF – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/07/gk2/prepare.html
A lesson plan on disaster preparedness for grades K-2. "This lesson introduces U.S. students to natural hazards that occur across their country and in their home region. They’ll learn where tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanoes, or severe thunderstorms are likely to occur and will find out which type of event is most likely to happen near their home. They’ll practice some safety steps and will make signs to educate other kids and adults about these precautions." Excellent

PROJECT LEARN: CYCLES OF THE EARTH AND ATMOSPHERE – TEACHING MODULE
http://www.ucar.edu/learn/

"This Web site is for middle school science teachers. While some students may find portions of this site useful, the primary audience is classroom teachers and it has been developed with that target audience in mind. The information and classroom activities found on this Web site were taken from the print versions of LEARN's teaching modules, Cycles of the Earth and Atmosphere: Their Impact on Climate Change and Ozone in our Atmosphere. The on-line module is intended to be flexible allowing the teacher to select some or all of the activities. The sections build on the content and learning of the previous sections yet are not dependent on previous knowledge. Sections and activities may be implemented sequentially or the order may be altered to best fit individual classroom needs. The on-line module, Cycles of the Earth and Atmosphere, consists of a general overview and seven topical sections each with supporting, field-tested classroom activities designed for middle school grades 6 through 9."
Outstanding. Excellent

PROPERTIES OF AIR – LESSON PLAN         NEW!
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?DocID=156
A lesson plan for grades 3-5 on air. "This lesson addresses some of the physical properties of air on the substance level in order to help students’ build toward future understanding of how air particles behave on a molecular level. However, such concepts should not be introduced at this time. Research indicates that students of all ages show a wide range of beliefs about the nature and behavior of particles and have difficulty in appreciating the intrinsic motion of particles in solids, liquids and gases." Excellent

RAIN, ICE, STEAM: USING READING TO SUPPORT INQUIRY ABOUT THE WATER CYCLE – LESSON PLAN    NEW!
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=912
A lesson plan for grades K-2 on the water cycle. "This unit of study allows first- and second-grade students to discover the repetitive cycle of water. Read-alouds introduce the topic of rain and hands-on experiments and classroom centers teach students about the water cycle and how it functions. After exploring the different parts of the water cycle, students demonstrate the knowledge they have gained by working in groups to write and perform a play." Excellent

RAINY WEATHER UNIT         NEW!
http://www.theteachersroom.com/rainunit.htm
A unit for primary students on rainy weather with poems and activities. Excellent

SEVERE WEATHER: HURRICANES – LEARNING MODULE
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/sevweath/sevweath.html
An educational module for grades 5-12 in which students review the actions of Hurricane Andrew in 1992 in preparation for tracking, analyzing and predicting the course of a hurricane during the school year. Sections: Team Training Activities, Background Information, Situation, Hurricane Watch, and Extension Activities. Excellent

SISTER STORMS: CHILDREN OF THE TROPICAL SEAS – LESSON PLAN        NEW!
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/15/g68/seasstorms.html
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 on tropical storms. "In this lesson students will learn about different kinds of tropical storms throughout the world. They will learn about how the storms are different, how they are similar, and how they are distributed throughout the world. They will study specific storms in detail and create class presentations about them." Excellent

SNOWFLAKES – A THEMATIC APPROACH             NEW!
http://www.wsanford.com/~wsanford/exo/snowflakes.html
A multi-disciplinary approach to teaching about snow and snowflakes. Includes lots of ideas for projects and activities. Excellent

STATIC ELECTRICITY AND LIGHTNING- LESSON PLAN         NEW!
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?DocID=203
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 on lightning. "Static Electricity and Lightning introduces students to concepts about lightning and how they relate to static electricity. In this lesson, students explore a variety of websites to learn about lightning and then explain in their own words what causes lightning and how it is related to static electricity." Excellent

STORMING THE WEB: EXPLORING HOW THE INTERNET HAS CHANGED THE WAY WE LEARN ABOUT WEATHER – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20000601thursday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on weather. "In this lesson, students explore the importance of weather prediction and the Internet's role in changing the way weather is reported. By participating in an Internet scavenger hunt, students will come to a greater appreciation of the role weather prediction through the Internet plays in their own lives as well as the lives of people all over the world." Excellent

STORMY STORIES – CLASSROOM ACTIVITY         NEW!
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/activities/07/stormy.html
A classroom activity for grades 6-8. "Picture this: You're the star reporter at a Web site called Disasterama.com. Each day millions of eager readers hit your site for stories about people who've faced the forces of nature. Your latest assignment is to give a kid's-eye view of living through a catastrophe. You've just finished four interesting interviews when you have a disaster of your own. For reasons known only to itself, your computer merges and jumbles your files. Result: a mess." Excellent

TENDING TO THE GREENHOUSE: EXAMINING CAUSES, EFFECTS AND SOLUTIONS FOR GLOBAL WARMING – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/19990302tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on global warming. "In this lesson, students investigate global warming through initial discussion of recent findings of an 11-day lengthening of the growing season caused by warmer temperatures. Students then work in small groups, acting as 'organizations' concerned with the trends in global warming, to research and propose solutions for restricting greenhouse gases." Excellent

TORNADOES AND TECHNOLOGY – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/15/g912/tornadotech.html
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on tornadoes. "Students will learn the basics about how tornadoes are formed, and where and when they are most likely to occur. They will then study the current research on tornadoes and explore how scientists are trying to predict them. They will learn about the equipment "storm chasers" use to study tornadoes, and will develop their own research plans." Excellent

TOUR DU JOUR?: PROJECTING THE IMPACT OF INCREASING GLOBAL TEMPERATURES ON THE TOURIST ECONOMY– LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20060315wednesday.html?earchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan on global temperature rise for grades 6-12. "In this lesson, students learn how warmer temperatures have impacted ice drift tourism on the northern coast of Hokkaido, Japan. They then consider the ways a continued warming trend might impact other global tourist destinations in the future." Excellent

TWISTER TRACKING – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/01/g912/fontwister.html
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on tracking tornadoes. "In this lesson, students will use a database to learn about, organize, and compare tornadoes in their home state and across the country. [Note: This lesson can be conducted in conjunction with the giant screen film, Forces of Nature, either before or after students view the film.]" Excellent

TWISTER! UNDERSTANDING – AND SURVIVING – TORNADOES – LESSON PLANNING ARTICLE         NEW!
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson116.shtml
An article for teachers planning lessons on tornadoes. Includes background information and suggestions for lessons and activities. Excellent

TWISTER: WHAT TO DO IN A TORNADO – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/15/g35/tornadosafety.html
A lesson plan on tornadoes for grades 3-5. "In this lesson, students will learn that although tornadoes are most likely to occur in an area of the United States called "tornado alley," they can happen anywhere and at any time. Students will read about the basics of tornado safety. They will also learn about the signs that a tornado might be coming, and what they should do to protect themselves, their families, and their pets if they ever experience a tornado firsthand. They will then create safety brochures to share with their friends and families." Excellent

UNDER THE WEATHER: PROPOSING A WEATHER MONITORING STATION FOR YOUR SCHOOL – LESSON PLAN
                                                                                                                                
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http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20041230thursday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan on weather monitoring for grades 6-12. "In this lesson, students identify measurable characteristics about the weather and learn about how they are monitored. They then research and propose the construction of a weather monitoring station on their school’s grounds." Excellent

UV MENACE – LEARNING MODULE                                 NEW!
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/ozone/uvmenace.html
A learning module for grades 10-12 on UV dangers. "Your role is to evaluate the current status of the Montreal Protocol and determine if it adequately considers the interrelationship of Earth's spheres. To do this, you must investigate how an event in one sphere may have an effect in a second sphere, which may, in turn, affect a third sphere. You should determine if there is a need to revise the Protocol. In any event, you must be well prepared to defend your recommendations." Sections: Situation, Hydrosphere, Lithosphere, Atmosphere, Anthrosphere, Biosphere, and Remote Sensing. Excellent

VARIABLE SKIES: UTILIZING THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD TO INVESTIGATE TORNADO MODELS – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20030506tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on tornadoes. "In this lesson, students examine factors which affect a vortex and create model tornadoes. They then identify variables, pose a testable question, and perform an experiment using the scientific method. After they collect their data, students write a complete lab report." Excellent

WALKING ON THIN ICE: EXPLORING THE INTERPRETATION OF SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20000829tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on global warming. "In this lesson, students examine scientific evidence of changes in the Arctic ice cover. Students participate in a simulation of an international conference and debate the relationship between global warming and changes in the arctic ice cover." Excellent

WARNING SIGNS FOR DANGEROUS TIMES: EXPLORING THE USE OF STORM-TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20000127thursday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on weather forecasting. "In this lesson, students explore the use of storm-tracking technologies, research and present how they forecast natural disasters, and assess the importance of these technologies." Excellent

WEATHER AND AGRICULTURE – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/08/g912/globalclimate.html
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on the effect of climate on agriculture. "Students will research, discuss, and write reports on the relationship between climate and agriculture. They will pretend that they have just purchased farms in specific parts of the United States and will investigate that region's weather and climate in order to maximize the chances that their farms will succeed." Excellent

WEATHER AND WIND – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/content/2241/
A lesson plan for grades K-2 on weather. "This lesson introduces the expanding and condensing properties of air masses and the unequal heating of Earth as the force behind the wind. Students will write a report on a topic related to wind and weather patterns, and will create a dance to demonstrate their understanding of weather patterns." Excellent

WEATHER COMPLAINTS – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/08/g35/extremeweather.html
A lesson plan for grades 3-5 on how people are affected by the weather. "This lesson asks students to consider the weather and climate in their home region and to think about the ways in which people complain about the weather. Students will refer to a climate map to predict what the climate might be like in specified United States cities. They will then find out those cities' average temperatures and precipitation by using a weather Web site. As a final project, students will write statements that people in these cities might make to describe their weather and climate." Excellent

WEATHER DETECTIVES: QUESTIONING THE FACT AND FOLKLORE OF WEATHER SAYINGS – LESSON PLAN NEW!
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/15/g912/tornadotech.html
A lesson plan for grades 3-5 on weather sayings. "This lesson explores the truth and reliability of weather-related sayings, such as, "Mare’s tails and mackerel scales make tall ships take in their sails." Students brainstorm weather sayings then investigate the accuracy and origins of the sayings in predicting the weather, using print and online resources in their research. In the end, students will write about and illustrate their weather sayings then share their results with their classmates." Excellent

WEATHER HELPERS LESSON PLAN
http://www.mcps.k12.md.us/departments/isa/elit/el/weather_lp.htm
A lesson plan for grades 1-2 on weather. "Bring your weather helper job to a level for your first or second graders Students can continue to observe the daily weather by looking out the window, but the weather helper of the day (week) would call up a virtual meteorologist via Netscape, choose one of the weather bookmarks and look at the forecast for the day, and with the class compare with the observable weather." Excellent

WEATHER: A JOURNEY IN NON-FICTION – LESSON PLAN         NEW!
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=219
A lesson plan for grades K-2 on weather. "This research project is designed for primary students to engage in nonfiction text, in both print and digital format. Students begin by formulating questions on a subject (in this case, weather), then classify questions into topic areas. After grouping students by topic areas and assigning a question previously generated, students engage in nonfiction text to answer the question. Combining question with answer, students construct sentences that are then combined with others in their topic group to form a "report" (paragraph length). The group then creates an illustration to reflect the topic and publishes it in the chosen format (print or digital)." Excellent

WEATHER ON THE MOVE – CURRICULUM UNIT         NEW!
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/content/2438/
A curriculum unit on weather for grades K-4. "Movement activities are an effective strategy to reach kinesthetic learners and weather is dynamic and movement rich phenomena. This 3-lesson unit gives teachers instruction to lead and facilitate movement and dance activities about atmospheric properties, cloud types, and the wind." Excellent

WEATHER OR NOT MODULE
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/weathernot/weathernot.html
An educational module for grades 5-12 in which students use the links provided to determine the weather forecast for a specific time and location. Sections: Situation, Satellite Picture, & Monitoring Resources. Excellent

WEATHER-RELATED FREE POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS         NEW!
http://science.pppst.com/weather.html
A large collection of PowerPoint presentations for teachers to use for free. More than it looks. Excellent

WEATHER THEMATIC UNIT         NEW!
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/themunit.html
A collection of lesson plans on weather for grades 3-5. Excellent

WEATHER: YOU LIKE IT OR NOT: LEARNING ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF AND FLAWS IN WEATHER PREDICTION – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20010307wednesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on weather prediction. "In this lesson, students explore the importance of and flaws in weather prediction, and prepare their own weather report on a specific type of storm." Excellent

WEATHERING THE ODDS: LEARNING ABOUT WEATHER FORECASTING IN THE SCIENCE CLASSROOM – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20011113tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 about weather. "In this lesson, students learn about the limitations of weather forecasting and how consumer-driven weather forecasting companies attempt to meet the demand for accurate, long-term weather forecasting. They then act as meteorologists, researching the weather patterns of specific regions and developing weather forecasts." Excellent

WEATHERING THE WAR: EXPLORING HOW WEATHER AND TOPOGRAPHY HAVE SHAPED MILITARY OPERATIONS – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20030326wednesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on weather. "In this lesson, students research maps, weapons and weather from a variety of wars, then create a presentation showing the impact weather and topography has had on military operations." Excellent

WEATHERING THE WEATHER: EXPLORING THE EFFECTS OF GLOBAL WARMING ON YOUR COMMUNITY – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/19990518tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on global warming. "In this lesson, students investigate global warming through initial discussion of recent findings regarding weather patterns. Students act as city planning 'committees' concerned with how the trends in global warming will affect the agriculture, industries and other aspects of their city. Each committee develops a series of strategies to better prepare for global warming trends in their city, as well as proposes ideas for ways in which people in the city can combat the causes of global warming." Excellent

WEIRD AND WACKY WORLD-WIDE WEATHER – LESSON PLAN         NEW!
http://forces.si.edu/elnino/edu/nino_weird_and_wacky.pdf
A lesson plan for grades 5-8 and 9-12 on how weather is affected by El Niño. Excellent

WHAT WEATHER WHEN AND WHERE: WRITING GRIPPING NEWS ABOUT SEEMINGLY ORDINARY TOPICS – LESSON PLANS         NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20030717thursday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan on weather for grades 6-12. "In this lesson, students learn the difference between hard news and feature writing. They then choose one of these news styles to write a compelling weather-related article based on interviews with local sources." Excellent

WHAT’S UP WITH THE WEATHER? – LESSON PLAN         NEW!
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/07/g912/weather.html
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on weather. "In this lesson, students will pull from their research, conversations, and everyday lives to determine whether or not an area is safe enough from severe weather to make a home. Students will be challenged to form an opinion, and justify their ideas to others." Excellent

WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND? – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/content/2252/
A lesson plan for grades K-4 on wind. "In this lesson, characteristics of the wind are explored through observation and discussion of several of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings, and through poetry, pantomime, and painting. Students also learn about the different ratings of the Beaufort scale." Excellent

WHY IT’S ESSENTIAL – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/07/gk2/seasons.html
A lesson plan for grades K-2 on how weather and the seasons affect local conditions. "Since the changing seasons are an integral part of students' lives, it's important that students understand the differences between the seasons in their region. They are probably already aware of the significant differences, such as temperature variations and seasonal household chores, but they may not have thought about the more subtle differences, such as changes in foods available at the market and the length of the days. This lesson will ask them to think about all of these aspects of the seasons." Excellent

ARE YOU UNDER PRESSURE? – LESSON PLAN
http://askeric.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Science/Meteorology/MET0037.html
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on air pressure. "This is a series of laboratory investigations that can be conducted at home or in a classroom with limited equipment and time. The series of investigations is designed to give students a more complete understanding of how air pressure (and thereby all pressure systems) influence the environment." Very Good

BLIZZARD ATTACK – LESSON PLAN
http://weathereye.kgan.com/expert/blizzard/index.html
Students must plan and prepare for a major winter blizzard. Very Good

CRISCO MITTEN – CLASSROOM ACTIVITY             NEW!
http://www2.grand-forks.k12.nd.us/iditarod/criscomitten.html
A classroom activity in which students use a mitten made with plastic bags and Crisco to show how fat insulates animals in Arctic conditions. Includes instructions and photos. For elementary students. Very Good

CROSSWORD PUZZLE: GLOBAL WARMING         NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/xwords/20060501.html
A crossword puzzle from the NY Times for grades 6-12 on global warming. Very Good

CROSSWORD PUZZLE: HURRICANES         NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/xwords/20040913.html
A crossword puzzle from the NY Times for grades 6-12 on hurricanes. Very Good

CROSSWORD PUZZLE: METEOROLOGY         NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/xwords/20040501.html
A crossword puzzle from the NY Times for grades 6-12 on meteorology. Very Good

CROSSWORD PUZZLE: WEATHER             NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/xwords/20000202.html
A crossword puzzle from the NY Times for grades 6-12 on the weather. Very Good

CROSSWORD PUZZLE: WINTER WEATHER             NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/xwords/20031201.html
A crossword puzzle from the NY Times for grades 6-12 on winter weather. Very Good

FACTORS THAT AFFECT CLIMATE – A MINI-UNIT FOR 5TH GRADE STUDENTS        NEW!
http://www.neisd.net/redland/techno/mininet/5lesson.htm
A unit of study on weather and climate for 5th grade students. Includes lessons, activities and more. Very Good

HOME-MADE CLOUDS – CLASSROOM ACTIVITY         NEW!
http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/14.html
A classroom activity for 4th grade students in making "clouds". Very Good

HURRICANE WATCH – CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES         NEW URL!
http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson076.shtml
Suggestions for classroom activities on hurricanes. Very Good

I SEE A RAINBOW – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://atozteacherstuff.com/pages/407.shtml
A lesson plan on rainbows for Kindergarten students. Good

MAKING A WEATHER STATION
http://www.miamisci.org/hurricane/weatherstation.html
Fun activities to make your own weather measuring devices such as a barometer, rain gauge, anemometer and more. Sections: Air Pressure, Conditions, Moisture, Project Materials. Temperature, Tools, Umbrella, and Wind. Very Good

MEASURING RAINFALL – CLASSROOM ACTIVITY         NEW!
http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/gen_act/weather/rain.html
A classroom activity for elementary students on making a rain gauge. Good

REAL-CRYSTAL SNOWFLAKE – CLASSROOM ACTIVITY         NEW!
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/winter/crystalsnowflake/
Instructions for making crystal "snowflakes" in class. Very Good

STORMY WEATHER – CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES
http://www.educationcentral.org/stormy/
Educational activities on several aspects of weather. Includes: The Weather Hotlist; The Weather Scrapbook; Weather Hunt (explores basics of weather); Storm Sampler (storms, tornadoes, etc.); The Perfect Storm (weather’s impact on human systems). Includes an extensive Teacher’s Guide. Very Good

WEATHER CRAFT ACTIVITIES         NEW!
http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/weather/index.htm
A nice collection of weather-related crafts and activities for primary students. Very Good

WEATHER FORECASTING – LESSON PLAN
http://askeric.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Science/Meteorology/MET0028.html
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 on weather in which students learn how to gather data an forecast the weather. Very Good

WEATHER SCAVENGER HUNT             NEW!
http://www.ext.nodak.edu/county/williams/wshquestions.htm
A web scavenger hunt for middle school students on weather. Students must use information from the links to answer the questions. Very Good

WEATHER UNIT             NEW!
http://vathena.arc.nasa.gov/curric/weather/hsweathr/index.html
A unit for upper elementary students in which they learn how to understand the details of a weather forecast. Very Good

WINDY WEATHER THINGS TO MAKE         NEW!
http://sln.fi.edu//tfi/units/energy/windtomake.html
Weather activities for elementary students. Very Good

WONDERS OF WEATHER PERFORMANCE TASK             NEW!
http://www.chenowith.k12.or.us/ces/staff/wilks/weathertask.html
A project on weather for 5th grade students. Very Good

A CLOUD AND SKY WATCHER WINDOW – CLASSROOM ACTIVITY         NEW!
http://www.weatherworks.com/monthly/activities/sky_window.html
An activity for grades 3-5 in which students create cloud/sky windows to observe the sky. Very Good

COLLECTING WEATHER DATA – LESSON PLAN
http://askeric.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Science/Meteorology/MET0005.html
A lesson plan for 7th grade students in which students learn to collect and analyze weather data. Good

EXAMINATION OF WEATHER – LESSON PLAN         NEW!
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Science/Meteorology/MET0009.html
A lesson plan for grades 3-6 on why we study the weather. "Ask: Is weather study a science? Why or why not? Explain that meteorology is the study of the weather; we know many scientific facts about various weather conditions. But unlike many other areas of science that can be manipulated by humans, scientists can't create or change the weather-they can only try to predict it from what they know. And that's hard enough! Students may have their own stories to tell about weather forecasts that weren't very accurate." Good

HURRICANE WARNING SCAVENGER HUNT – PRINTABLE         NEW!
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/hunt/hunt042.shtml
A printable scavenger hunt on hurricanes. Includes an answer key, also printable. For elementary students. Good

IF WEATHER PERMITS – LESSON PLAN         NEW!
http://www.nasaexplores.com/show_912_teacher_st.php?id=021230131312
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on weather. "Objective: To evaluate weather information on the Internet to decide which site is best for landing the Space Shuttle." Good

MRS. M’S WEATHER SCAVENGER HUNT         NEW!
http://www.region15.org/rms/webquest.htm
A scavenger hunt in which students use the links to answer the questions, then look at online video clips. Good

RAINBOW THEMED ACTIVITIES         NEW!
http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/rainbows/
Several rainbow-themed activities for primary students. Good

SCAVENGER HUNT ON HURRICANES         NEW!
http://www.geocities.com/mrsscienceteacher/7th_Grade_Curriculum/hurricane.html
A scavenger hunt in which students use the links to answer the questions about hurricanes. For 7th grade students. Good

WHERE’S THE LIGHTNING? – LESSON PLAN         NEW!
http://www.nasaexplores.com/show_58_teacher_st.php?id=030108152237
A lesson plan for grades 5-8 on lightning. "Objective: To use current lightning-strike data from the Internet to answer questions related to geography and storm research." Good

WHY THE SKY IS BLUE – ACTIVITY         NEW!
http://www.nthelp.com/eer/HOAbluesky.html
A weather activity for primary and up students. Good

WIND OBSERVATION – CLASSROOM ACTIVITY         NEW!
http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/gen_act/weather/wind.html
A classroom activity for elementary students in which they make a wind gauge. Good

WINTER FACTS SCAVENGER HUNT         NEW!
http://homepage.mac.com/cohora/ext/winter.html
An online scavenger hunt on winter. Good

WEBQUESTS

DR. WEATHER – A JUNIOR METEOROLOGIST WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.richland.k12.wi.us/rms/RMS%20Web%20Page/RMS6/BauSS/BauerWeb/Weather/index.htm
A webquest for upper elementary students on weather. "The famous and world-renown, Dr. Weather, is recruiting junior meteorologists to assist him in educating the masses in the wild, wonderful world of weather.  Dr. Weather would like his junior meteorologists to create a Dr. Weather web page and share their meteorological masterpiece with the world.  If you are up for Dr. Weather’s challenge, click on Dr. Weather to enter the Dr. Weather WebQuest!" Excellent

EL NINO OR EL NO-NO – WEBQUEST
http://www.powayschools.com/projects/elnino/
A webquest on weather prediction for high school students. "You will be part of an expert team.  Your team will be responsible for collecting data, organizing it in an appropriate graphic form, and analyzing it for the purpose of making weather predictions in your community.  After making your prediction, you will write a speculation paper that details how you reached your conclusion.  Your last task will be to share your findings with the scientific community." Excellent

EXTREME WEATHER: HURRICANES – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.ecy.ocps.net/images/technology/Hurricane%20Webquest/
A webquest for grades 3-5 on hurricanes. "Pretend you are a hurricane for the current season. You will work in groups of 3-4. Your group will select and assign group roles, choose a hurricane classification, explore and research using the assigned resources, and write your hurricanography.
How does extreme weather affect our lives? Students will use Kidspiration to organize their data into a web. Students should choose their hurricane name, path, speed and direction, and damage your hurricane will incur. You will describe your hurricane life in detail from a first-hand account using MS Word. Students will find and save photographs that illustrate the affect your hurricane had on people and the environment. Using a computer, the group will create a multimedia presentation to explain your hurricanography. Your presentation will be evaluated using a rubric."
Excellent

EYE TO EYE WITH A HURRICANE – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://www.bisd.us/hanna/physics04/Hurricane/home.html
A webquest for grades 6 and up on hurricanes. "The tranquil beauty of the oceans draws millions to its shores every year.  But those quiet waters hold a power strong enough to fuel one of nature's most dangerous and destructive forces- the hurricane.  Brownsville is close enough to the coast line to be in harms way.  Come and look into the eye of a hurricane, understand how they form and why they are so powerful. Be prepared!" Excellent

A FROSTY WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://www.greenwichcds.org/judysoto/first/frostywebquest/snowwq.htm
A webquest for 1st grade students on snow. "It's winter in Connecticut, and it's frosty and snowy outside. Let's read a book and use the computer to find out more about winter fun!" Excellent

THE GREAT HURRICANE – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/plegal/tips/t5prod/decaroliswq1.html
A webquest for high school students on hurricanes. "Your group's task is to research three things: ·       the damage a hurricane could do to New York City ·       what the city plans to do to save lives if a hurricane hits ·       what improvements could be made to existing policies  The Mayor expects a two-page report that addresses each of the above three points.  In addition, you must deliver a 5-minute oral presentation to the Mayor that summarizes your report.  You will use the Public Policy Analyst web site to help you." Excellent

A HOT TOPIC- GLOBAL WARMING: THE KYOTO PROTOCOL – WEBQUEST
http://cmcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/webquest/Scheinberg/Global%20Warming%20Webquests.htm
A webquest for high school students on global warming. "With the convening of a crop of U.S. legislators for 2003, there has been a call to review our participation in the Kyoto Protocol. In light of this controversy, the Congress of the United States is conducting hearings on the issue of Global Warming.  You have been invited to speak at the convening of the "Congressional Hearings on the Global Warming Issue, and the Kyoto Protocol" to be held in Washington.  You will represent one of the following interests on this issue and make recommendations to the committee along with your team members who represent the other interests on the list. Remember, look at the issue from the point of view of one of the following experts.  Use a PowerPoint presentation to convince Congress that they should or should not support the international treaty to reduce greenhouse gases called the Kyoto Protocol.” Excellent

HURRICANE WEBQUEST
http://asterix.ednet.lsu.edu/~edtech/webquest/canequest.htm
A webquest on hurricanes for elementary students in which they take on the role of the storm. "What kinds of weather conditions do we who live in South have to endure?  Well, every year around April 1st, Mother Nature's weather patterns feel the need to adapt to warmer weather, and we here in the Southern United States must roll with her changing moods.  Part of what we face comes in the form of a weather pattern known as a hurricane.  These systems begin either in the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico, and can, over time, create quite a stir to not only coastal communities, but to many other states in its path as well.  To know exactly how these systems act, we must first know how they are "born," so to speak.  A hurricane goes through its own life cycle not much different than that of a person.  To best understand this concept, we want you to take on the exciting task of assuming the role of the storm   In being the hurricane, you will describe your life in detail from a first-hand account  An "hurricanography", if you will." Excellent

HURRICANES – AN INTERNET WEBQUEST
http://www.glencoe.com/sec/science/webquest/content/hurricanest.shtml
A webquest on hurricanes. "In this WebQuest, students do some Internet research on hurricanes. They learn about tropical cyclones and types of tropical cyclones, such as typhoons and hurricanes. They learn about the environmental conditions that result in tropical depressions, tropical storms, and hurricanes. They discover the destructive power of hurricanes by examining the statistics of the worst hurricanes of the last 100 years. They also find out about the Saffir-Simpson scale for classifying hurricanes. Finally, they answer some questions about hurricanes based on their Internet research." Excellent

HURRICANES – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.nicholls.edu/pt3/Hurricane/default.htm
A webquest on hurricanes for middle school students. "The Southeast Louisiana Chapter of the American Red Cross has asked your class to team up with them to help prepare a community hurricane disaster education program.  The program will first be presented to the Southeast LA Chapter Red Cross Board Members for their approval, and then will be presented several times throughout the year at public meetings.  The Red Cross director has requested that the presentations cover seven different components: History and Names; Ideal Conditions; Stages; Rating System; Tracking & Forecasting; Safety; Aftermath: Wetlands & Wildlife. Each team will be responsible for one of the above components.  As a team, your task will be to research the Internet, access current information, analyze the validity of sources, reach consensus with your teammates, and design and create an informational multimedia presentation that is interesting, engaging, accurate, and informative.  In doing so, consider the members of your audience and what information will enhance their understanding of hurricanes in order to help them make informed decisions when preparing for future hurricanes."   Excellent

IN THE EYE OF THE STORM – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://aldertrootes.wcpss.net/breuerweb99/LessonTemplate.html
A webquest for 5th grade students on hurricanes. "Your family is heading down to Florida for a vacation. You're aware that the vacation is scheduled during hurricane season and hurricanes are brewing in the Atlantic Ocean. Your parents refuse to listen to reason and are determined to take the trip regardless of the risk. Will your family be safe from any tropical cyclones? What will you do to stay safe if a hurricane strikes?" Excellent

LET’S GO ON A SNOW QUEST – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://lrs.ed.uiuc.edu/students/rtrieger/pages/snowquest.htm
A webquest for primary students on snow. "Click on the mittens to learn all about snow. Answer the questions on the sheet as you go. To return to here, click the "BACK" button at the top of this page." Excellent

LIGHTNING STRIKES! – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://portfolio.educ.kent.edu/michaelsc/lightningstrikeswebquest.htm
A webquest on lightning for 5th grade students. "It is a Friday night and you, a fifth grade student, are home alone eating a pepperoni Hot Pocket while watching the movie Twister with your basset hound Fido. All of a sudden, the wind swirls and you hear the leaves rustling against the house. The rickety stop sign at the end of the street crashes to the ground! Fido jumps up from the hardwood floor and races to the door in a panic. However, you are more interested in watching the rest of the movie and finishing your snack without burning the roof of your mouth.  You tell Fido, "stop barking and lay back down!" Fido reluctantly obeys your command, plops down on the floor, and slowly drifts to sleep. In the movie, a storm is brewing. You put down your half eaten Hot Pocket as you inch toward the edge of the couch watching more intensely. The main characters grab their video cameras out of their old pick up truck and race toward the center of the storm. A crash of thunder booms outside your window. Fido awakens and urgently runs to the door. Getting more annoyed, you scold Fido again, but this time he disobeys your commands. He remains glued to the door and barks without ceasing. You turn back to the movie to see the characters retreat back to their car as the storm creeps closer and closer. Suddenly, there is another boom near your house and a streak of lightning illuminates the evening sky. Fido relentlessly yelps in fear. The lights flicker on and off around you. The TV suddenly goes out along with the rest of your household power. You are left alone, in the dark, in a pure sweat, with the remains of your Hot Pocket smeared across your face. You can not call your parents because the phone lines are down. The streets are beginning to flood due to the heavy rains. This is the first time you have been home alone during a thunderstorm. Fido will not stop barking. You can not see anything and feel completely helpless. What should you do in this situation?" Excellent

METEOROLOGY MASTERS – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://questgarden.com/12/58/3/080312071022/index.htm
A webquest for 2nd grade students on weather. "What an exciting day! Your class has taken a field trip to the local news station. So far you have met the all of the news anchors. But wait...where is the weatherman? The producer alerts the news anchors that the weather man is nowhere to be found. The noon news begins in thirty minutes. Without a weatherman there will be no newscast! The producer has no choice- you are now the weatherman!
Using the internet to learn about meteorology and current weather conditions, you must create your own script to deliver in front of the camera."
Excellent

NATURAL DISASTER WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://www.northcanton.sparcc.org/~hck/cgi-bin/wq_teacher_page.pl?id=science7&wq=2
A webquest for 7th grade students on natural disasters, mostly weather-related. "Ohio has many natural disasters that can devastate people, land and animals. The Red Cross is greatly concerned about people's awareness of why and how the natural disasters occur and that people are not prepared for these events. Due to the fact that natural disasters can occur at any time, it is urgent that you do something now. You have been hired to be a consultant to let Ohioans know what to do when natural disasters occur. You are going to be responsible for solving the following problem: How can you make more people prepared to deal effectively with the following natural disasters: tornadoes, thunderstorms and lightning, severe heat, winter weather conditions, earthquakes, and / or floods? If you are successful, you will save lives." Excellent

PROJECT GLOBAL WEATHER – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://www.bhsonline.org/teachers/prodanas/weather/weather.htm
A webquest for 9th grade students on weather. "You and your team of meteorologists have been called upon to research specific Earth's global weather patterns. You must prepare a presentation that describes a weather pattern and shows how a particular weather pattern affects a certain area of the world." Excellent

READING WEATHER MAPS WEBQUEST
http://www.can-do.com/uci/ssi2001/weathermaps.html
A webquest for grades 4-6 on reading weather maps. "Purpose: Weather affects the daily lives of every person.  Many decisions we make are based on the weather.  In order to use the information available to us about the weather, we need skills in reading weather maps.  Hopefully, this WebQuest will serve as a primer to students who want to be able to read weather maps." Excellent

SEVERE WEATHER REPORT – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://www.fairfield.k12.ct.us/tomlinson/ctomlinson02/weatherwebquest/weather_webquest.htm
A webquest on severe weather for 6th grade students. "You have been appointed to the State's Severe Weather Committee. The governor has asked the committee to report on possible weather conditions that could inflict damage on our state and affect the people who live here." Excellent

3RD GRADE WEATHER WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://www.montville.net/williammason/3rdwebquest.htm
A webquest on weather for 3rd grade students. "In this lesson you are asked to work as a four person weather team to research natural disasters.  You will be given specific duties and questions to guide your search.  You will gather information from various web sites that coincide with your job.  You will be researching by exploring the Internet, using information from texts, and working as a team.  At the end of your research, you will be creating a weather news report based on what you learned." Excellent

THUNDERSTORM WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://tttc.org/projects/LWalzer/index.htm
A webquest on thunderstorms for 5th grade students. "Become a thunder-kid and learn all about thunderstorms. Perform a skit with your thunder-group and find out how much fun learning about weather can be." Excellent

THUNDERSTORMS WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.fairfield.k12.ct.us/tomlinson/ctomlinson02/weatherwebquest/thunderstorms.htm
A collection of questions and links to find the answers. Not the usual webquest format. Very Good

TORNADO WEBQUEST
http://askeric.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Science/Meteorology/MET0058.html
A webquest for grades 5-8 on tornadoes. "Imagine being caught in the middle of a tornado. Take a journey that would make Dorothy shiver. Become a storm chaser, read about myths and mysteries associated with tornadoes, discover how to measure one and, above all, how to keep safe. This WebQuest will blow you away All activities are internet based. Includes a grading rubric." Excellent

TORNADO SAFETY WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.highlandbaptist.org/jan/tornadosafety.htm
A webquest for middle school students on tornadoes. "As the administration you must determine the most safe and secure areas or places for the students to go to during a tornado warning. You also must identify supplies that need to be available in those places during a tornado. After you have analyzed your information you will create a product to share this information with your faculty, students, and parents. Your product can be chosen from the following list: poster, brochure, power point, video." Excellent

TORNADOES, TORNADOES ALL AROUND - WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://www.yorkville.k12.il.us/webquests/webqlachance/index.htm
A webquest for 3rd grade students on tornadoes. "Being a member of an experienced weather team you know these twisting clouds of terror are tornadoes.   Many people are in danger because they do not know about tornadoes.  It is your duty to gather information on tornadoes and relay it to the public.  You must make people aware of tornadoes in order to save their lives.  In a few days you will be appearing on the Weather Channel to give a Special Report on Tornadoes.  Your broadcast time slot will be at eight minutes long.  Good Luck and Happy Tornado Hunting!" Excellent

TWISTED TORNADOES AND HORRID HURRICANES – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://www.burlington.k12.il.us/staff/jleffelman/wquest/quest1.htm
A webquest for upper elementary/middle school students on hurricanes and tornadoes. "Your team must gather information about the severe weather patterns in both Carson County and Dade county.  You will decide which is the best  location for the museum based upon these weather patterns and the possible damaging effects they will have on the museum and its artifacts. You will present your recommendation in the form of a power point presentation to the Museum's Board of Directors and the philanthropist who donated both plots of land." We found a couple of broken links on this site. Excellent

WACKY WEATHER – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://questgarden.com/62/20/9/080311045936/
A webquest for 2nd grade students on weather. "This is where you can help!  We need you to research different kinds of severe weather that occurs in Indiana and make a brochure for the students to read." Easily adaptable to NJ. Excellent

WEATHER – APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY…FLOWERS? – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://www.mtsd-vt.org/WebQuests/APlantz/TornadoWebQuest.htm
A webquest on tornadoes for middle school students. "You are a recent journalism graduate of the local university. Your first assignment is to travel to Kansas and write a report on the recent outbreak of severe tornadoes. The article should include information which will educate the general Vermont public. Topics should include what a tornado is, where it forms, when it forms, why it forms, how it forms, what to do when it forms, and other associated dangers. Since the local library in Kansas was ground zero for one of the many tornadoes, the information used to write the article will need to be acquired from the Internet." Excellent

WEATHER DISASTERS – WEATHER AND AGRICULTURE WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://www.mofb.org/webquest/wq29a.htm
A webquest for middle school students on the effects of weather disasters on agriculture. "Your task is to learn about the effects of some dangerous weather on agricultural operations." Excellent

WEATHER EXTREMES WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://www.pleasval.k12.ia.us/bridgeview/Teachers/krogmanbeth/weather_extremes_webquest.htm
A webquest for middle school students on extreme weather. "Your job is to take on the role of a hurricane, tornado, blizzard, or thunderstorm.  You will create a PowerPoint outlining your life history.  Your history will include how you were created, where did you travel, interesting statistics, pictures and your demise." Excellent

WEATHER – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://warrensburg.k12.mo.us/webquest/weather/
A webquest for Kindergarten students on weather. "Hi my name is Snoopers.  I live on the planet Snoopville.  I would like to visit Earth and would like to know more about the weather on Earth.  I was wondering about the different types of weather and seasons there.  Can you please make me a weather journal about some of the different types of weather on Earth." Excellent

WEATHER C.A.M.P. – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://www.lanesville.k12.in.us/lcsyellowpages/Tickit/Coker/weather/weather.htm
A webquest on weather for 6th grade students. "You will become a meteorologist. In this activity, you will show the class a forecast similar to those you see on local news programs. You will be using PowerPoint to present your forecast." We found some broken links on this site. Excellent

WEATHER OR NOT? – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://www.greenwillowfarm.com/~a0000e89/webquests/weather/weather.html
A webquest on weather for middle school students. "Congratulations! You are an employee of a company named "Weather Or Not?".  Your company manufactures meteorological instruments.  You are up for a job promotion and have your choice of one of the following jobs: manufacturer (responsible for manufacturing tools), graphic designer (responsible for creating brochures), sales representative (responsible for presenting materials to potential buyers), or a community involvement director (responsible for designing educational aids for schools).  This WebQuest is your first major assignment in your newly acquired position.  Give your best effort.  You never know when your supervisors are watching over you." Excellent

WEATHER WHERE YOU LIVE – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.pekin.net/pekin108/contribute/pds/science2004/dmcdannald/WeatherWebQuest.htm
A webquest for 5th grade students on weather. "How is the weather where you live? You are now a Meteorologist giving your local weather broadcast. Before you can give your weather report you need to first know what the weather is! You and your co-anchors need to choose a location to give your local weather forecast from. You may choose any location through out the United States. In order to give your forecast you will need a script to follow as well. In this activity, you will search on the World Wide Web to find information about the area you are giving a forecast on, as well as "creating" possible local events that may be affected by the weather." Excellent

WELCOME TO CHILLS ‘N THRILLS – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.biopoint.com/WebQuests/Ben/Welcome.html
A webquest on severe weather for upper elementary students. "The Chills 'N' Thrills Company is looking for a location to build a multi-million dollar amusement park. One of the company's main concerns is safety. Last year one of the amusement parks shut down permanently due to the number of lives lost and structural damage during several severe weather occurrences. Therefore, we would like In-The-Know Consulting Company to investigate seven designated sites and determine the least natural disaster prone location." Excellent

WELCOME TO THE SNOW! – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://si.unm.edu/abq_2003/linda/Documents/wq_linda/WebQuest_Final.html
A webquest on snow for grades 2-4. "Our partner class in Miami wants to trade with us: they want to share their love of  the ocean with us, and they want us to teach them about snow!
They are sending a special ocean box to us.  We want to put together a snow package for them!  Some of the things we will include are: a video of snow and of us sharing what we know about it, some of our favorite books about snow, and some fun activities for our sister class to enjoy. To get ready to shoot our video, we need to get smart about snow!"
Excellent

WHERE IN THE WEATHER AM I? – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://euphrates.wpunj.edu/courses/ciee_611/lovell/lesson-template1.htm
A webquest for grades 3-4 on weather. "You and your group are weather investigators searching for me, Floyd Flood. I have been seen in four regions of the United States. I have sent you letters with questions you'll need to answer in order to find me. When you have finished this task you will build a weather instrument for each region. Good luck and have fun discovering.....Where in the weather am I?" Excellent

FIND OUT WHAT’S IN STORE FOR TOMORROW TODAY – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://edweb.sdsu.edu/T2ARP/quest/weather/WEBQUEST_WEATHER.html
A webquest on weather for senior high students. "Predicting the weather is never foolproof, and taking the word of your local meteorologist or newspaper weather page can be often times just as frustrating. But going on your own quest for weather news--rather than relying on the same old resources--can be a lot more insightful and interesting, as well as educational. This Web quest is designed to let you be the weather person and lead you through a series of first hand weather, surf, and space agency pages so that you will get a more authentic, accurate picture of what is going on in and around San Diego." We found a couple of broken links on this site. Very Good

GLOBAL WARMING WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://www.itsco.org/webquest/class/kelly/index.html
A webquest on global warming for middle school students. "Your group will study and report on one of the following topics related to global warming.  Once you have chosen your topic, click on the title to get a list of resources to find out more about your topic.  You will then report back to the sub-committee how your topic will impact global warming.  Make sure to include your point-of-view and lots of data to back it up" Very Good

IN THE "EYE" OF THE STORM WEBQUEST
http://www.spa3.k12.sc.us/WebQuests/weather/index.htm
A webquest for grades 4-8 on hurricanes and tornadoes. Student teams will examine where the worst damage occurs from hurricanes and tornadoes and debate their dangers. Very Good

IT’S RAINING CATS AND DOGS – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.campbell.k12.ky.us/links/webquest/storm/weather.htm
A webquest for grades 3-4 on weather. "Something horrible has occurred! The Weather Wizard has threatened to make it rain cats and dogs if you do not correctly answer his mysterious question. It is up to you, the Master Meteorologist, to solve the case." Very Good

STORM CHASERS – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.edina.k12.mn.us/cornelia/classrooms/2nd/scanlon/introduction.htm
A webquest for 3rd or 4th grade students on storms. "Welcome to the Storm Chasers Training program. Are you brave enough to chase a storm? You and your partners have been invited to join the team at our Storm Headquarters. You will learn all about Minnesota's most severe storms the tornado, blizzard and thunderstorm. If you are ready, click on the umbrella and get ready to roll!" We found some broken links on this site. Very Good

TORNADO! – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://schools.hpedsb.on.ca/sg/quinte/webquests/Tornado%20Webquest/index.htm
A webquest for 5th grade students on tornadoes. "Tornadoes are considered the most destructive kind of storm there is. People have used this knowledge to classify tornadoes in a fashion similar to hurricanes and other storms. Unfortunateoly, there is no reliable way to measure wind speeds in tornadoes, so we have to rely on their effects in order to classify them. This WebQuest will focus on classifying tornadoes by their effects." We found several broken links on this site. Very Good

TORNADO: A WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.scde.k12.tn.us/chms/jaz/tornado.htm
A webquest on tornadoes for middle school students. "Imagine being caught in the middle of a tornado.  Take a journey that would make Dorothy shiver.  Become a storm chaser, read about myths and mysteries associated with tornadoes, discover how to measure one and, above all, how to keep safe.  This WebQuest will blow you away!
Complete the eight tasks below.  Click on the tornado before each task to take you to the link that will help you complete that task.  Remember to use your browser's back button to get back to this page.   You may hand write your report or create your own web site from the information you gain here.  Click here to view the grading rubric."
Doesn’t follow the usual webquest format. Very Good

TORNADO ALLEY – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://geoweb.tamu.edu/courses/geol308/WebQuests/TornadoWQ/TORNADO.HTM
A webquest for middle school students on tornadoes. "The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has contracted you to form a group of citizens who are charged with familiarizing the community with the warning signs and hazards surrounding tornadoes. Your task is to locate as much information as possible on the formation of tornadoes, the weather patterns conducive for the formation of tornadoes, the safety precautions your community can take to avoid devastation, the safety guidelines to follow during the storm, and finally, the steps to take following the occurrence of a tornado touching down. Your report should be presented in the format of a television news broadcast, including a special report bulletin, weather report, and local community news. In addition to your broadcast,  your news channel will be distributing maps to the community documenting tornadoes touching down in your community over the past thirty years.
The sky's the limit! Be as creative as possible! Each section of the news report will be assigned to groups by the instructor. Each group is charged with reporting the most accurate and informative information as possible. Remember, the evening news is the source of information for most citizens. Take advantage of this opportunity! Your attempt to inform society can reap endless rewards and possibly save thousands of lives in the future. Links provided will assist you in your task."
We found some broken links on this site. Very Good

TORNADO ALLEY: A WILD WEATHER WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://education.iupui.edu/webquests/tornado/index.htm
A webquest for upper elementary students on tornadoes. "Indiana has a history of disastrous weather, particularly in the form of tornadoes.  Each spring a path of killer tornadoes ranges from Texas up through the Hoosier state, a path known as Tornado Alley. How safe are we, in our at home and at school, and how well prepared for the next series of these wild weather phenomena?   In this webquest your group of community activates will investigate the history and power of tornadoes, look at our school's preparedness plan and publish a safety brochure for students, parents, and community members." We found some broken links on this site. Very Good

A WEATHER INVESTIGATION – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://www2.franciscan.edu/Webquests/weather/
A webquest for 4th grade students on weather. "You have been specially selected to attend a camp of your choice!  You may choose any camp that interests you (cheering, sports, outdoors/wildlife, etc.).  You will be attending this camp four times this year, for one week in the months of January, April, July and October in the beautiful state of Ohio.  Of course, you will have to bring everything you need because you cannot buy any supplies or get them sent to you (this includes appropriate clothing).  In order to be guaranteed a spot at camp you must complete this webquest where you will determine what the weather will be like at these times of year and what types of clothing will be necessary." Very Good

WEATHER WEBQUEST
http://www.campbell.k12.ky.us/links/webquest/abner/weather.htm
A webquest on the Earth’s atmosphere including weather. Students must answer a series of questions using the websites provided. Very Good

WEATHER WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://wneo.org/WebQuests/TeacherWebQuests/weathergramhut/weathergramhut.htm
A webquest on weather for 6th grade students. "The Hudson Hub is looking for a new reporter.  Their weather reporter has suddenly retired and he needs replaced.  In the mean time, you and your partner were working as his assistants at the station.  It will be your job to fill his shoes until the station hires another full-time, certified weather forecaster." Very Good

WEATHER WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.scsc.k12.in.us/SMS/Teachers/Sentz/Weather%20Webquest.htm
A webquest for upper elementary students on weather. "Your task during this web quest is to choose a severe weather condition such as hurricane, tornado, or blizzard etc. . . and research the condition. This information should be recorded on a weather report form. The form includes the following information you should research about your condition: how it occurs, why it occurs, where it occurs, and what affect it has on humans. You should also include at least one safety tip in dealing with the condition  you chose. After you have completed your weather report form, you should then develop a PowerPoint show that includes 5 slides. The slides will include a title slide, how it occurs slide, where it occurs slide, why it occurs slide, and a safety tip slide." Very Good

BEST WEATHER WEBQUEST
http://www.wfu.edu/~mccoy/NCTM99/weather.html
A webquest for students in grades 3-8 in which teams of students determine the "best" weather and the city with the best weather. Good

CLOUD QUEST             NEW!
http://www2.lhric.org/kat/wq3rd.htm
A webquest for 3rd grade students on clouds. "Is your head in the clouds? Today you're going to become cloud crazy! You have been hired as a meteorologist for Katonah Elementary School. You will become an expert on different types of white puffs in the sky." The links are broken. You’ll need to add your own. Good

CLOUDS WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.macomb.k12.mi.us/wq/WebQ97/clouds.htm
A webquest for 3rd grade students on clouds. "1. You and a partner will learn all about clouds. 2. Write 3 descriptive words describing clouds. (size, shape, color) 3. Find a song about clouds. Listen to audio. Write 3 main cloud forms. 4. Look at different types of clouds. Draw a picture of a cloud and label it. 5. Write down the address for a free safety weather coloring book." The links were broken on this site. You’ll need to add your own. Good

FLASH, CRASH, BOOM: HOW DOES LIGHTNING WORK? – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://education.byu.edu/ted/webquests/lightening.pdf
A webquest on lightning for 5th grade students. "In class, you have been learning about static and current electricity. Because of your expertise in this field, a lightning safety committee in the community has appointed you to be its newest member. Your expertise is needed because of the relationship between electricity and lighting. The committee feels if peopleunderstand how lightning works, they can apply their knowledge to lightning safety.To inform the community, the committee is creating a brochure about how lightning works and how to be safe during a lightning storm." Good

HURRICANE WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.centralreg.k12.nj.us/TeachersWeb/~lapaz/HURRICANE%20WEBQUEST.htm
A webquest for upper elementary students in which they answer questions by following links to find out the information. "For those living on the coast, hurricanes are massive forces, warriors of the sea that travel thousands of miles, sometimes last more than a week, and can be over a hundred miles wide.  Violent storms of all kinds affect the entire world, but most hurricanes strike the United States intensely, and a great cost.     In this activity, you will be traveling to various Internet sites in order to obtain information about hurricanes.  Answer each question in complete sentences.  The answer will be found at the Internet site following each question." Doesn’t follow the usual format. Good

LET’S WEATHER THE WEATHER TOGETHER WEBQUEST
http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/as/education/projects/samplers/weather.html
A webquest for grade 4 examining what phenomena such as clouds, wind, air pressure and temperature have to do with the weather. Good

RAINFALL – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://comp.uark.edu/~klm01/webquest/
A webquest plus additional lessons for grades 2-3 on rain and weather. "Spring is a great time to experience rain. Rainfall is important for drinking, eating, and oxygen. Have fun learning more about rain." Good

SNOWSTORMS IN THE CLASSROOM – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://express.howstuffworks.com/wq-snowstorm.htm
A webquest in which students click on the links to find out snow facts. Doesn’t follow the usual webquest format. For upper elementary/middle school students. Good

THE TORNADO ZONE – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.manteno5.org/webquest/elementary/Science/TheTornadoZone/the%20tornado%20zone.html
A webquest for 4th grade students on tornadoes. "You are watching television when your favorite program is interrupted by a shrill noise. A message from the Emergency Broadcast System rolls across the screen," There has been a tornado sighted in your area!" What do you do? Where do you go?Your job is to become a tornado expert so that you may teach your classmates how to keep themselves safe during severe weather. You must act quickly! The tornado is on its way!" We found most of the links on this site were broken. You’ll have to add your own. Good

TORNADOQUEST             NEW!
http://www.biopoint.com/wq2/TornadoQuest/tornadoquestfinal.html
A "mini-webquest" on tornadoes for upper elementary students. "Danielle's mom is being transferred to Baum, Kansas, and her family is preparing to move. Danielle has heard that Kansas has a lot of tornadoes. Her mom suggests that Danielle find out about tornadoes and see how her family can prepare for them. In this WebQuest, you will help Danielle find information about tornadoes and learn ways families can protect themselves." Good

WEATHER WEBQUEST             NEW URL!
http://davidson.k12.nc.us/webquests/weather/weather.htm
A webquest for grade 5 in which students gather information to learn about the weather and climate. Good

WEATHER WEBQUESTS
http://www.chicopee.mec.edu/links_support_pgs/weather_webquests.htm
Six webquests on the weather. Good

WHEN DISASTER STRIKES! – WEBQUEST                 NEW!
http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/education/projects/webquests/tornado/
A webquest for 4th grade students on natural disasters. "You are currently employed at Weather Central, the local weather channel for the town of Sunnyville. However, things are not so sunny in Sunnyville. In fact, it looks like a severe thunderstorm and tornado may be headed right to the heart of Sunnyville. As meteorologists, it is your job to keep the people of Sunnyville informed of the impending weather. In order to do this, you must have an understanding of how tornadoes work and how tornadoes are forecasted. You will be creating a brochure to inform people about tornadoes. So, get started, the whole town of Sunnyville is counting on you." We found one broken link on this site. Good

Disclaimer: We are unable to check every link within every site.

Prepared by the Cumberland County AVA Center staff. Please call #856-451-0817 or email: avacenter@cumbavac.org with questions or suggestions for future web site lists. This list is also posted on our website http://www.salemcountyava.org

The site list is also posted on other web sites:

http://www.atlanticava.org
http://www.cjims.org/links.htm
 

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