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Web Weather for Kids DLESE Reviewed Collection
This set of resources for younger students includes activities and information on thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards and clouds: how they form, and how they impact our lives. There are games about clouds, stories about extreme weather events, and a set of activities in which students create simulations of various weather phenomena such as fog, clouds, tornadoes, and others. The 'Recipe for Weather' segment provides an overview of four atmospheric properties (temperature, pressure, volume, and density) which drive most weather phenomena.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Lab activity
  • Visual:
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Atmospheric science
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-194
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • B - Physical science:
        • Motion and forces
        • Properties and changes of properties in matter
        • Transfer of energy
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural hazards
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Ms Susan Foster
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)

Publisher: National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Office of Programs, Education and Outreach