This activity combines research skills with a fun, hands-on way to learn about climate and weather in the state in which the students live. This particular Word document says Ohio, but that can be easily changed.
In groups, students are creating a five day forecast for a particular season assigned to them. Using the Internet, almanacs, and any other resources students find out as much information as they can regarding the climate/weather during their month. They then perform the actual newscast for the class. This can be done live, or be recorded.