|Web Weather for Kids!|
Web Weather for Kids offers hands-on classroom activities for students to learn about selected severe weather phenomena. Each activity has step-by-step instructions, materials lists, and guiding questions for students. A Teacher Tips page offers implementation strategies for teachers. Phenomena covered include the formation of thunderstorms, lightning, and tornados. Students explore the concepts of convection currents, precipitation, static electricity, wind shear and supercell updraft. Estimating the distance to a storm using the time delay between a flash of lightning and the sound of thunder is explained, as is what to do if caught near an electrical storm. Short videos of students involved in the activities enhance the site, as do links to more extensive information on the science of severe weather.
Intended for grade levels:
Type of resource:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
The short videos require an mpeg player such as Windows Media Player.
Cost / Copyright:
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-106
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Susan Foster
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Education and Outreach
Contributor: Lynne Davis
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Contributor: Tara Chace
University of Colorado, Science Discovery Program
Contributor: Anitta Frant
Casey Middle School