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Trusting the Forecast: learning the art of weather forecasting DLESE Reviewed Collection
This project gives students the opportunity to appreciate how difficult it is to predict the weather when making forecasts. By accessing an assortment of images and data, the students will be asked to forecast on a regular basis and determine the accuracy of the forecasts by comparing them with the actual observed data. Students will also complete specially constructed activities that introduce forecasting techniques meteorologists use to improve their accuracy.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
    • Project
  • Atmospheric science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
For non-comercial use. Please acknowledge source as Weather World 2010 and the Department of Atmospheric Sciences University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-195
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Transfer of energy
    • 9-12:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Understandings about scientific inquiry
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Energy in the earth system
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Mr Daniel Bramer
Department of Atmospheric Sciences