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Weather Forecasting

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 patterns, the almanac, and folklore all the way to modern forecasting equipment. Pupils use a worksheet to find interesting facts about several forecasting tools.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Divide the class into groups to work on the fact worksheet with one pupil researching each topic for facts to share
  • Get a local meteorologist to come speak to the class
Classroom Considerations

  • The online Farmer's Almanac has several ads on its pages that may advertise items not suitable for a classroom
  • Seventh in a 12-part series
Pros

  • The worksheet comes in both PDF and doc formats, so it is easy to edit
  • The plan includes an extension demonstration of the Doppler effect
Cons

  • The plan does not provide an instructional method
Included Materials

  • Cool Weather Forecasting Facts (PDF)
  • Cool Weather Forecasting Facts - Answer Key (PDF)
  • Cool Weather Forecasting Facts (DOC)
  • Cool Weather Forecasting Facts - Answer Key (DOC)
  • Project
  • Vocabulary
  • Vocabulary
NGSS