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View Resource NOAA Education Resources

The NOAA Education Resources Website is the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s classroom on the Web. With special sections targeting teachers and students (mostly junior high school), this Website links users to specific resources on weather, climate change, oceans and coasts, satellites and space, and related topics. While the introductory student information is decent, by far...

https://www.noaa.gov/education
View Resource The Climate System

The Climate System is a course belonging to Columbia University's Earth System Series curriculum. Although it is not an online course, Web surfers can take a peek at what the students are learning through the lecture and lab notes which are posted online. Clicking on "semester schedule" will take you to these links. Numerous subjects dealing with global climate are presented, including the Earth's...

https://eesc.columbia.edu/courses/ees/climate/
View Resource Snow

Snow can be one of the most destructive forces in nature but also one of the most fun to learn about. An article from Associated Press writer Lourdes Navarro, featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, describes the avalanche in the Hindu Kush Mountains in Afghanistan. Avalanche.org's Web site offers visitors up-to-date avalanche information for the western US and one area in the east, as well as...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ps/2002/0208
View Resource Backyard Weather Stations

Learn how to build your own backyard weather station with complete directions provided by FamilyEducation.com's Web site, Backyard Weather Stations. The site shows exactly what you'll need and how to build the necessary components (e.g., rain gauge and barometer), as well as how to keep records of the data collected. Parents and teachers will enjoy watching the kids "learn the basics of scientific...

https://www.familyeducation.com/fun/outdoor-activities/backy...
View Resource Weather Here and There

The Global Education Project of the Resource for Science Education Program offers the Weather Here and There educational unit. The Web site consists of six lessons geared for students in grades four through six that cover everything from characteristics of the Earth's atmosphere to forecasting the weather. Each lesson contains the objectives, materials, background information, vocabulary,...

http://www.eo.ucar.edu/skymath/
View Resource Tree House Weather Kids

From the University of Illinois Extension comes the Weather One instructional Web site for kids. The lesson consists of six pages that cover various weather related topics including seasons, clouds, the atmosphere, wind, global warming, and storms. Each page describes the particular subject, provides related photographs, and contains several activities that reinforce the learning. For example, the...

https://web.extension.illinois.edu/treehouse/
View Resource The Weather Dude

The Weather Dude is a weather education Web site offered by meteorologist Nick Walker of The Weather Channel. For kids, the site offers a great online textbook entitled Weather Basics, which explains everything from precipitation to the seasons, using simple text and fun graphics. Other fun things for kids include weather songs, questions and quizzes, weather proverbs, and more. Teachers are also...

http://www.wxdude.com/
View Resource Internet Weather Links: Weather and Weather Related Lesson Plans

The Internet Weather Links is a collection of lesson plans provided by the Utah Education Network's Weather Report Web site. The activities are organized by grade level from kindergarten to fourth grade and include such topics as Sunny Colors, Weather in a Box, Changes Due to Freezing, and Geological Features. Each lesson is well organized with explanations of its objectives, intended learning...

https://www.uen.org/weather/links.shtml
View Resource Dan's Wild Wild Weather Page

The Chief Meteorologist for a Huntsville, Alabama television station, Dan Satterfield maintains the Dan's Wild Wild Weather Page Web site. Original and linked descriptions, illustrations, and photographs of various weather subjects are offered on radar, tornadoes, clouds, precipitation, lighting, humidity, satellites, temperature, forecasting, hurricanes, wind, and climate. New features of the...

http://www.wildwildweather.com/
View Resource Educational Outreach: References

As part of the Oklahoma Climatological Survey, the Educational Outreach Web site contains a References page for teachers. The materials provided are "intended to be used by teachers as refresher information prior to teaching a given subject... and are not meant to be comprehensive, but should provide adequate depth in the subject for use by most K-12 teachers." Titles of the materials include...

http://www.mesonet.org/index.php/earthstorm
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