Weather Forecasting: SNOW! (Unique Snowstorms) A WINNER FOR MANY AGES!

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Everyone’s MOST ANTICIPATED Forecast! SNOW!

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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 an introduction college meteorology class.

Students DIVE DEEP into analyzing a particular snowstorm that occurred between March 4th and 7th, 2015. In this activity/lab students:

-Analyze temperature maps and place air masses, fronts, pressure systems, precipitation types. Make weather forecasts given surface weather maps complete with a variety of weather information like maximum temperature, minimum temperature, upper air winds, precipitation amounts, fronts, station models, air pressure, and pressure systems.

Students will create 4-day forecasts and a summary for the cities of:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Charlotte, North Carolina
Cincinnati, Ohio

Afterwards, students will use climatological data from the NCDC and NWS to create a colorful summary of what actual weather was and compare it to the forecasts made.

Pairs great with the snowstorm activity found on TPT at the link below:

CLICK HERE FOR SNOWSTORM ACTIVITY

As well as the nor’easter activity found on TPT at the link below:

CLICK HERE FOR THE NOR'EASTER ACTIVITY

Not all snowstorms are classified as Miller A’s or Miller B’s. Some snowstorms are uncommon and fall into the following categories:

Frontal Snowstorms
Overrunning Events
Clipper Systems
Inverted Troughs (Norlun)
Tropical or Extra-Tropical Systems

A reference sheet is provided to assist students in building relationships between snow forecasting, low pressure locations, high pressure locations, ocean influence, mid-latitude cyclones, air masses, wind direction, warm fronts, and cold fronts.

Additionally, students incorporate United States geography, regions, states, and major cities.

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 thorough and DYNAMIC activity that covers a ton of information about weather, forecasting, and snowstorms. 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 6th – 12th within multiple types of schools - public, private, and charter.

This work has also been shared at workshops, in-services, and conferences.

Our goal is your satisfaction! If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will promptly assist you. Your feedback is very valuable to us as we strive to produce the highest quality products possible.

*Activity designed, completed, and submitted at private residence/educational resource center*

Sincerely,

Geo Leo and Meteo Mike
“The Tar Heel Tandem”
“Southern Science Specialists”

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Weather Forecasting:  SNOW!  (Unique Snowstorms)  A WINNER
Weather Forecasting:  SNOW!  (Unique Snowstorms)  A WINNER
Weather Forecasting:  SNOW!  (Unique Snowstorms)  A WINNER
Weather Forecasting:  SNOW!  (Unique Snowstorms)  A WINNER