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International Technology Education Association

Become a Weather Wizard

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Accurate weather forecasting is something we take for granted today, making it easy to forget how complex it can be to predict the weather. Learn more about the terms and symbols used to forecast the weather with an earth science lesson...
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Teach Engineering

Weather Forecasting

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
According to the Farmers' Almanac, the weather will be nice today. Class members examine how weather forecasting plays a part in their lives with a resource that provides information on the history of forecasting, from using cloud...
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NASA

Observing Monsoon Weather Patterns with TRMM Data

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Follow a fabulous slide show on how monsoons form and how satellite technology is being used to observe the phenomena, explaining why they occur. Afterward, visit the TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission) website to access actual...
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Discovery Education

Satellite Telemetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Satellites require rockets to launch, but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand them. Future engineers learn about how satellites send data to Earth and how to interpret satellite images. They see how radio waves play a role...
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Curated OER

Our Eye in the Sky: The TIROS Weather Satellite

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the political context of the creation of a weather satellite. In this technology and society lesson, students explore the historical, technological, and political context of the TIROS weather satellite. They write a...
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International Technology Education Association

Team Up on the Weather

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
There's a little bit about every aspect of weather in this trivia game. The lesson resource provides 36 questions and answers pertaining to four different topics related to weather: effects, science, technology, and statistics. Groups...
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Teach Engineering

Backyard Weather Station

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Challenge young meteorologists to apply their knowledge of weather to build their own weather stations. The resource provides the directions to build a weather station that contains a wind vane, barometer, thermometer, and rain gauge....
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NOAA

How Do We Know?: Make Additional Weather Sensors; Set Up a Home Weather Station

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Viewers learn about three different weather measurement tools in installment five of the 10-part Discover Your Changing World series. They build weather vanes to collect data on wind speed, barometers to determine air pressure, and rain...
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Curated OER

Using Vegetation, Precipitation, and Surface Temperature to Study Climate Zones

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Using NASA's Live Access Server, earth scientists compare the temperature, precipitation, and normalized difference vegetation index for four different locations. They use the data to identify the climate zone of each location using...
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Kenan Fellows

Sensors, Sensors…..Everywhere! Middle School Meteorologist Create Weather Bots!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
My forecast is that you'll want to use the resource. Pupils design and create a weather bot as part of a project-based unit. These bots should be able to measure temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction, and...
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Curated OER

Satellite Orbits

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore satellite orbits and gravitational force.
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NASA

Keeping Nine Eyes on the Weather

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Take a look at climate change from another angle. Readers learn about the MISR instrument on the Terra satellite and how it studies Earth. Pupils experience how the multiple cameras give scientists multiple views so they can better study...
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NASA

Hurricanes and Hot Towers with TRMM

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Take cover because a wild presentation on hurricanes is about to make landfall in your classroom! An outstanding PowerPoint presentation is the centerpiece of this lesson. Not only does it provide information and photographs, but several...
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Association of American Geographers

Project GeoSTART

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Investigate the fascinating, yet terrifying phenomenon of hurricanes from the safety of your classroom using this earth science unit. Focusing on developing young scientists' spacial thinking skills, these lessons engage learners in...
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Curated OER

Where Am I - Navigation and Satellites

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore geography by completing a navigation activity in class. In this satellite positioning lesson, students define terms such as orbit, satellite, GPS and triangulation. Students view diagrams of the Earth's orbit and...
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Curated OER

Graphing the Weather

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders predict the weather for their area using simple weather instruments. They take readings for a month during a season and graph their results. Students describe weather patterns based on their data and predict future weather...
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Curated OER

Charting the Weather

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars research and conduct non-experimental research, such as journals, the weather channel and the internet, to collect and record data for analysis on weather conditions in the United States and abroad. They identify,...
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Curated OER

What's The Weather?

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students explore the role that remote sensing plays in predicting our weather. Students investigate weather websites, and read about the three kinds of clouds. Students record and draw their observations in science journals.
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Curated OER

WEATHER SATELLITE PREDICTION PROJECT

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compile weather satellite data from three satellites for one month, obtain weather reports and data from professionals, then create a document with predicted results.
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Interactive
Scholastic

Study Jams! Severe Storms

For Students 4th - 8th
Tornadoes and hurricanes and blizzards, oh my! Severe storms are always occurring somewhere on the planet. By reading through these slides, learners discover the characteristics of each type. Have them do this as homework and then take...
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Curated OER

Storm Clouds-- Fly over a Late Winter Storm onboard a NASA Earth Observing Satellite

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students study cloud data and weather maps to explore cloud activity.  In this cloud data lesson plan students locate latitude and longitude coordinates and determine cloud cover percentages. 
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Curated OER

Cold, Clouds, and Snowflakes

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Young scholars explore satellite data and graphing. In this weather data analysis math and science instructional activity, students analyze NASA satellite data to draw conclusions about geographical areas where precipitation might have...
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Curated OER

Weather Lesson 6

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students prepare a classroom weathercast and present a broadcast.
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Curated OER

Reading Satellite Images

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students analyze satellite images.  In this astronomy lesson plan, students examine 3 satellite images in order to understand how satellite images are taken and what they can teach scientists.

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