Take weather maps to a new level! 4 weather scenarios based on REAL events:
-Arctic Front (February 4, 2015)
-Nor’easter (Snowstorm on February 6, 2010)
-Severe Thunderstorms (April 25, 2011)
-Hurricane (Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012)
Each weather scenario is presented in 2 ways. The first assessment is presented by a national surface weather map incorporating pressure systems, fronts, and general precipitation summaries. For each of the national maps, students assign the general weather forecast, national summary, and 2 city photographs. The second assessment is presented by a regional surface weather map incorporating station models, temperature, dewpoint temperature, air pressure, wind direction, wind speed, fronts, air masses, precipitation, cloudiness, and forecasting. Each scenario in this format contains a city analysis complete with a station model assessment, photograph, and forecast summary.
Very special cut and paste, Smartboard, or Velcro and laminate activity that challenges many learners based on how the information is presented. The instructor decides the difficulty! This has been used on a 6th grade science day with high acclaim all the way to a first day introductory activity for a non-science major college meteorology class.
This works well for any level but is GREAT for special education students or college prep learners that need an alternative assessment and may not be great at traditional labs.
Also, perfect for homeschooling!
WIDE RANGE OF ABILITY LEVELS! The application to a diverse body of learners, whether it be age or ability level, is predicated on the fact that the instructor determines the difficulty level of the whole activity or part of the activity based on what information is given and what information is not as well as how verbal questions are presented to the student(s).
This is a DYNAMIC activity that covers pertinent information about weather maps and forecasting. This has been used as a pre-class, lab/activity, study guide, review, and assessment. This is an effective teaching tool one on one, in small groups, and as a class when using a Smart Board/Promethean Board/Projection.
A guaranteed hit all around!
A great addition to your meteorology teaching library.
Within the classroom, this activity has been consistently very successful and acclaimed by students in grades 3rd – 8th within multiple types of schools - public, private, and charter.
This work has also been shared at workshops, in-services, and conferences.
Great feedback from parents, teachers, and administrators.
Applicable to many state science assessments and benchmarks.
Has been applied to state mandated North Carolina end of year tests for science in grades 5 and 8.
Even used by teachers in New York State as a preparation for the Earth Science Grade 9 Regents Exam.
Answer key provided.
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*Activity designed, completed, and submitted at private residence/educational resource center*
Geo Leo and Meteo Mike
“The Tar Heel Tandem”
“Southern Science Specialists”