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Web Weather for Kids!

Learn what makes weather wet and wild, do cool activities, and become hot at forecasting the weather on Web Weather for Kids! This is an engaging website to learn about clouds, hurricanes, thunderstorms, tornadoes, blizzards and weather safety. There are activities, stories, games, and a glossary. Teacher Tips with demonstrations and resource links make Web Weather for Kids! a great resource for all ages.

Published by http://eo.ucar.edu/webweather/index.html in 2000

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Curriculum Information For Resource

Grade Level(s):3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Curriculum Areas:Science
Themes/Keywords: Climate

cloud, weather, climate, hurricane, tornado, thunderstorm, blizzard, warm/cold front, high/low pressure, dew point, barometric pressure, satellite, volume, density, forecast, weather pattern

Essential Question(s)
1. What is weather?
2. How is weather predicted?

Discussion Question(s)
1. What do the symbols on a weather map represent?
2. What causes a change in the weather?
3. What information is needed to make a weather forecast?

Extension and Activities
1. Language Arts - Keep a weather journal. Describe the changes from yesterday, last week, and last month.
2. Language Arts - Write a skit about weather safety for severe weather in your area.
3. Mathematics - Keep a daily weather log of temperature, dew point, precipitation and humidity. Create a graph to display your data. Does your data reflect the weather patterns predicted in the Farmers Almanac?
4. Social Studies - Research some of the worst weather in your area and create a multimedia presentation. Interview people who remember these worst weather events and submit their story to the website.
5. Science - Create a game/activity using weather concepts or glossary. Submit this game/activity to the website.

"After building my own website for a few months now, the website has been a great resource for my students and parents. They all like my website. There are tons of new things that I need to explore in the future. I just love it. However, I wish can could have more freedom on manipulating the layout of the web page."

pictureTerry Chen
Biology and Math
Tracy Unified - Tracy, CA

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