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Winter Wonderland
This data tip from Bridge, the Ocean Sciences Education Teacher Resource Center archive, includes a variety of educational sites to visit, and a data exercise on snowfall patterns using local data or historical data for Salt Lake City, Utah. Learners can also discover some of the water chemistry behind snow. The activity introduces the meteogram, a time cross-section of data for a specific surface reporting station. The data plotted include temperatures, winds, pressure, clouds and present weather.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lesson plan
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright Sea Grant Marine Advisory Services, Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences, College of William and Mary. Unless otherwise noted, Bridge webpages may be reproduced for non-profit educational use provided Virginia Sea Grant, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and the National Marine Educators Association are credited.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-003-680
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Transfer of energy
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
    • 9-12:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understandings about scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Chemical reactions
        • Conservation of energy and increase in disorder
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Energy in the earth system
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Lisa Lawrence
Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Sea Grant Marine Advisory Services