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Weathering the Odds: Learning About Weather Forecasting in the Science Classroom DLESE Reviewed Collection
In this lesson, students learn about the limitations of weather forecasting and how consumer-driven weather forecasting companies attempt to meet the demand for accurate, long-term weather forecasting. The students then act as meteorologists, researching the weather patterns occurring in specific regions of the world and developing their own weather forecasts. Objectives, a materials list, procedures, discussion questions, and extension activities are provided. Academic content standards and links to additional information are also included.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Lesson plan
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2005, The New York Times Company.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-462
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
    • 9-12:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Sci. / tech. in local, national, and global challenges
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Environment and society:
      • How physical systems affect human systems
    • Physical systems:
      • The physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth's surface
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: The New York Times Learning Network
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/