|Forecast the National
Collecting Weather Data
Purpose of the Project:
Each students collects weather data from
five locations within their chosen state. Weather
station models are created from data. All station models are drawn onto a
US wall map. Isobars are drawn and weather patterns are studied. Closed
captioning is used for students' weather forecasts.
Standards Addressed by This Unit:
Content - Meteorology
Software Materials Used:
Weather weather forecasting
fronts isobars isotherms temperature pressure dewpoint visibility humidity
Students should have knowledge of weather:
fronts, types, relationships, forecasting, symbols, isobars and isotherms.
Students forecast the weather just as
Television weather people do.
They collect real weather data from their
choice state and combine it with the entire class on a large US wall map.
This map is used as the backdrop for the weather forecast.
Tips for teacher implementation:
Use a n overhead of a US map. Project it
from a distance onto large paper taped to the wall. Trace the image.