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HIGHLY ACCLAIMED! Can be used as a class activity, lab, or alternative assessment. Differentiated activity and lab combination lesson.
If you like weather, weather forecasting, and weather reporting, this lab is for you!
This activity is being submitted for an award evaluation through the National Science Foundation and is also being submitted to the American Meteorological Society education curriculum initiative.
This activity is modified and is at a more basic level than the level 1 station model lab. There are so many things that one can do within this activity. It is also easy to modify to particular students and classes based on their needs. What makes this lab awesome and fun for kids and exciting for teachers is that it covers so much material. It fuses together the following topics: storms, mid-latitude cyclones, fronts, air masses, precipitation types, temperature, humidity, air pressure, air pressure changes, cloud cover, wind direction, wind speed, weather forecasting, television weather reports, and climate and seasonal weather changes.
There are many COLOR components of building storms, mapping storms, and connecting geography and storms on maps to what it would look like in real time.
This is also modified for special education students and those with unique learning needs. YOU HAVE THE CHOICE of making it harder or easier based on how you present the material. Answer key is in order at the back end of the document. ENJOY!
Within the classroom, this activity was consistently very successful and acclaimed by students in grades 4th – 10th within multiple schools - public, private, and charter schools in a multiple states.
This work has also been shared at workshops, in-services, and conferences.
Great feedback from students, parents, teachers, and administrators. Positive feedback from teachers in New York State as some of the content can be used as a preparation for the Regents Exam.
*Activity designed, completed, and submitted at private residence/educational resource center*
Geo Leo and Meteo Mike
“The Tar Heel Tandem”
“Southern Science Specialists”