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Hands-On Meteorology
Hands-On Meteorology is a collection of interactive concept models and active learning materials for meteorology instruction. The concept models illustrate conceptually difficult processes in atmospheric science. Users change parameters in the concept models and examine the outcomes of such changes. Concept models allow for student note keeping and data export. Active learning exercises are provided as guided instruction to the concept models and to assist teachers in developing lessons. Active learning exercises are also available for meteorology topics that currently do not have a concept model.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
    • Lesson plan
  • Atmospheric science
  • Physics
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
requires Java WebStart
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-004-143
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • B - Physical science:
        • Motion and forces
        • Transfer of energy
    • 9-12:
      • B - Physical science:
        • Motions and forces
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Principal Investigator: Donna J. Charlevoix
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Atmospheric Sciences