Weather


Unit of Work on Weather

General

Project Atmosphere Australia Online - includes online activities, classroom activities, weather topics and teacher support

Weather Scope - online collaborative project from Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education

Wonderful World of Weather - online collaborative project from Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education

BOM Learning Activities - from Bureau of Meteorology, curriculum materials for science, mathematics, human society and the environment and the arts, teachers notes and student sheets, plus online activities

Weather Kit - from Australian Bureau of Meteorology

All about the weather - from the Met Office, UK

JetStream: An Online Weather School - from NOAA, USA

Web Weather for Kids! and Science activities - from University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Meteorology - from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Weather Wise: Learning about the Weather - from St Joseph's School, Renmark

The Lost Seasons - Indigenous weather knowledge from The Lab, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Water Cycle: The Earth's Gift - with activities for a week on Weather, from Maths/Science Nucleus

Miscellaneous Symbols - weather symbols from Australian Weather News

Interactive Climate Graph - from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

The Long Paddock - climate management information, from Queensland Government

Weather Stations

Build Your Own Weather Station - from Discovery School

Make Your Own Weather Station - from Franklin's Forecast, The Franklin Institute

Make a Weather Station - from Weather Scope, Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education

Meteorological Data - Current

Climate Data and Further Information - from Bureau of Meteorology

Automatic Weather Station - Macquarie University, Ryde

Automatic Weather Station - Sutherland Shire

Current Weather Conditions: Sydney Airport, Australia - from NOAA, search for other locations

Meteorological Data - Long term

WorldClimate - search for long term data for cities around the world

HowOften - download software for Windows from The Long Paddock - a user-friendly educational tool and decision support aid available free of charge from the Agricultural Production Systems Simulator (APSIM) group

Examples of School and Personal Weather Pages

Caulfield South Weather Station - personal weather page set up by Caulfield South Weather Station, Caulfield, Melbourne, good example of what a school might develop

Weather Report Videos - from Webster Central School District, USA

Weather beyond Earth

Weather, Weather Everywhere - what is the weather like on our neighbours in the Solar System, from NASA

Temperature

The Sun Times: The Global Sun Temperature Project - a collaborative project from Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE)

About the WBGT and Apparent Temperature Indices - from Bureau of Meteorology

Heat Index - from JetStream: An Online Weather School

Wind Chill - from JetStream: An Online Weather School

Clouds

Clouds - from the Bureau of Meteorology

Cloud Types - from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Cloud Formation - a lesson plan from LessonPlansPage.com

Understanding weather - from Met Office, UK - Weather and climate information to support lesson planning

Cloud Features and Phenomena - from Weather Photography Australia

Web Weather for Kids!: Clouds - from Web Weather for Kids, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Clouds - with CloudSpotter Wheel, Observation Chart and Cloud Classification Chart, from Jetstream: An online Weather School, National Weather Service, NOAA, USA

Cloud Symbols - on convenient to print table, from Australian Weather News

Observing Clouds - a reference on how clouds are formed and different types of clouds

 

Rainbows

Rainbows - includes simple demonstration

Questions about Rainbows - from Rainbow Valley

Reflecting Rainbows - from the Exploratorium

Wind

Wind Chill - from JetStream: An Online Weather School

Snow

Your online guide to snowflakes, snow crystals, and other ice phenomena ... - from SnowCrystals.com, California Institute of Technology

Borax Crystal Snowflake - grow a snowflake in a jar, from Jill Britton's HOME

Disasters and natural phenomenon

Emergency Management Australia: Schools - teaching and learning resources from Emergency Management Australia, includes lesson notes, facts sheets and background information

Web Weather for Kids!: Weather Stories - from Web Weather for Kids, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research


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