Websites for "What is Weather?"

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Web Weather for Kids
Learn what makes weather wet and wild, do cool activities, and become hot at forecasting the weather!
https://scied.ucar.edu/webweather

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Climate Change Kids Site
This website has lots of activities and information to help you understand climate change and the difference between climate and weather. There are animations on global warming, the water cycle, and the carbon cycle, too.
https://www3.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/

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Into the Boat
Help digger and his friends get across the lake by determining what season it is and what the weather conditions are.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/digger/5_7entry/7.shtml

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Riding the Winds With Kalani
Go on a weather adventure with Kalani. Learn about the sun, seasons, temperature, clouds and precipitation.
http://extension.illinois.edu/kalani/index.cfm

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Science Buddies: Predicting the Weather
Need a science fair project? Try an experiment that compares two methods of predicting weather, scientific (using homemade instruments) and traditional (using observation).
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project_ideas/Weather_p ...

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What is Weather?
This site contains short animations that illustrate weather terms. Information is presented using bright colors and animated action and is conceptually clear, well designed and developmentally appropriate for upper elementary school students. Teachers can insert this animation into their interactive presentations and/or assign the site to students to use on their own.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/whatisweather/aboutweather/flash_menu.shtml

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Kids Diary - Storm Center
Are you looking for information on storms? This is the place. Just click this link for up to date information, pictures, graphics and links to tornadoes, lightning, hurricanes and storm chasing.
http://www.skydiary.com/kids/

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Seasons and Temperature
Find out why we have seasons. Learn about measuring temperature and global warming.
http://extension.illinois.edu/treehouse/introduction.cfm?section=seasons

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Interactive Weather Map
Use these real time weather maps to see rain, snow, clouds, temperature and more. Just click an icon at the top of the page and enter your zip code.
http://www.intellicast.com/Local/WxMap.aspx

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Weather and Climate
What do you know about weather and climate? Quiz your self here.
https://ecokids.ca/

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Mythbusters: weather
Take this fun Mythbusters quiz and see if you can sort fact from fiction.
http://discoverykids.com/games/mythbusters-weather-quiz/

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Weather For You
Enter your zip code for all the weather information you will ever need. Be sure to scroll down the left side to the interactive map.
http://www.weatherforyou.com/cgi-bin/hw3/hw3.cgi?nc=config,forecast,pands,c ...

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Interactive Weather Maker
Use this interactive weather maker to control the weather!
http://www.scholastic.com/kids/weather/

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Web Weather For Kids
This complete site includes pages on clouds, hurricanes, thunderstorms, tornadoes, blizzards, and safety. There are activities, stories, and games for the young learner.
https://scied.ucar.edu/webweather

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Florida State Information from IWIN
Here you will find up-to-date weather bulletins for the state of Florida. See satellite and radar images as well as read the latest severe weather warnings and advisories.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/states.php?state=fl&map=on

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K-4 Weather Module
Welcome to the weather, seasons, and climate section of Exploring the Environment®. Here you will find varying lesson ideas on weather, climate, and seasons.
http://ete.cet.edu/modules/modules.html

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AccuWeather.com The Best Weather on the Web
Find all the information you need about the weather in your community or across the nation by clicking on this web site. There is also world weather information available.
http://m.accuweather.com/en/us/united-states-weather

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Earth's Weather
This informative site explains how weather works and gives information on temperature, precipitation and other factors of weather. A crossword puzzle lets you test your skills with weather vocabulary words.
http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/Atmosphere/weather.html

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Interactive Weather Maker
Don't just report the weather; control it! Use this Interactive Weather Maker and you can turn a sunny day into a windy day or a rainy day. If you create the correct conditions, you can even make a blizzard - complete with a whiteout!
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/winter/blizzard/index.htm

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Weather Panel
View the current weather conditions at Science Bob's Lab in Newton, MA, updated every minute.
https://sciencebob.com/

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Kids Weather Links
This page is an index of sites about weather. There are links that lead to pages within the site and 19 links to outside weather sites. This is a good resource for finding information on weather.
http://79.170.44.8/inactive.cgi?site=illiniweather.com;key=40802c019b6cd1f5 ...

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Florida: Current Weather Conditions
Find the weather conditions for the past 24 hours, forecasts, watches, and warnings for Florida.
http://weather.noaa.gov/weather/FL_cc_us.html

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Rainfall Calculator
Calculate the amount of rain water (precipitation) that will fall on a certain surface.
http://www.lenntech.com/calculators/rain/rainfall-precipitation.htm

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Calculate the Wind Chill
This program allows the user to calculate the wind chill. The learner inputs data and the program returns the answers.
http://www.lenntech.com/calculators/wind/wind-chill.htm

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Weather Instruments
Collecting weather data can be tricky if you don't know what to use. This page explains the basics, thermometer, barometer, rain gauge and more.
http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-instruments.htm

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Predicting the Weather
Here, two meteorologists answer your weather related questions.
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/predicting-weather

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Stuff in the Sky!
Learn more about air, the sun, clouds, water, rainbows, and pollution.
http://eo.ucar.edu/kids/sky/index.htm

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How's the weather on other planets?
Earth isn't the only planet with weather. But it’s by far got the best. Travel the solar system as you learn about the weather on other planets.
http://scijinks.jpl.nasa.gov/planetary-weather/

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Weather Safety
Weather safety guidelines aimed at children are found on this page. Storms, floods, earthquakes, heat waves and more are all available.
http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-safety.htm

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Weather Activities
On this page find hands-on activities on fog, clouds, conduction, convection, tornadoes, lightning, and rain.
https://scied.ucar.edu/activities

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Gathering Weather Data
Learn how meteorologists use satellite and radar to gather weather data.
http://www.learner.org/interactives/weather/forecasting2.html

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Bad Meteorology
Misconceptions about cloud formation, raindrop shape, greenhouse effect, and water rotation in a sink are addressed on this page.
http://www.ems.psu.edu/~fraser/BadMeteorology.html

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Weather vs Climate
Learn the difference between weather and climate.
http://scijinks.jpl.nasa.gov/weather-v-climate/

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How Fast is the Wind?
Measure wind speeds near your home or school by making a spinning anemometer. When does the wind blow fastest or slowest? Enter measurements online and compare them to wind speeds across the country.
http://static.lawrencehallofscience.org/kidsite/portfolio/how-fast-is-the-w ...

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The Weather Game
How much do you know about weather? Play this weather game to find out.
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/k4/online/wonline1.html

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How do we know the climate is changing?
Discover what will happen if the Earth continues to get warmer.
http://climatekids.nasa.gov/

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California State Information from IWIN
Find site specific weather observations for California.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/states.php?state=ca&map=on

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Weather
Learn about clouds, air pressure, lightning, wind, and other weather elements at this site.
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0772916.html

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K-4 Earth Science Modules - Exploring The Environment
These K-4 online and hands-on activities are part of a prototype web site. Most of these activities emphasize seeking the right answer rather than seeking appropriate resolutions to questions and issues.
http://ete.cet.edu/modules/modules.html

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Precipitation
Learn the basics about precipitation and see why precipitation is important for atmospheric balance. Keywords link to additional pages of information.
http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/Atmosphere/precipitation.html

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Snow
Learn all about snow at this colorful and informative site. How snow is formed, why some snow is better for skiing and some snow is better for snowballs. You can even learn the many words the Inuits use to describe different types of snow.
http://www.units.miamioh.edu/dragonfly/snow/snow.shtml

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OLogy: Make Your Own Weather Station
Create weather tools to gather wind, rain, and pressure data in your neighborhood.
http://www.amnh.org/ology/features/stufftodo_earth/weather_main.php?TB_ifra ...

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Predicting Weather
Learn the basics behind predicting weather, then take the mini quiz to test your understanding.
http://www.mcwdn.org/WEATHER/Predict.html

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US Search and Rescue Task Force: Predicting Weather
This comprehensive page explains what weather is and discusses ways of predicting it.
http://www.ussartf.org/predicting_weather.htm#top

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Rain Gauge
Design your own rain gauge and accurately measure the amount of rain that falls during both light and heavy showers.
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/projects/raingauge.html

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Take the Wind Speed Challenge
Create a wind speed box or anemometer that will help you measure how fast the wind is moving. Record your results and follow the weather in your area.
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/projects/windspeed.html

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Barometer Project
Measure air pressure by making your own barometer. Learn how high and low air pressure effects weather conditions.
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/projects/barometer.html

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Wind Vane Project
Make a wind vane that will help you determine the direction of the wind and improve your weather forecasting abilities.
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/projects/windvane.html

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Arctic Climate Modeling Program
Learn about weather and climate systems, with an emphasis on the Arctic regions. There are lesson suggestions and multimedia resources for a range of grade levels. There are biographies of the scientists who contribute to the project, and students in Alaska can contribute to the database on snow (although everyone can view the data).
http://arcticclimatemodeling.org/index.html

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Arctic Climate Modeling Program
Here is a collection of resources for grades K-12 related to climate and weather concepts with an emphasis on the Arctic. The resources include lesson plans, multimedia presentations, biographies of research scientists, and a database of weather data collected by students.
http://www.arcticclimatemodeling.com/index.html

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Weather Wiz
This educational weather site for kids has it all! Written by a professional meteoroligist, it contains a wide variety of fun weather facts, weather folklore, weather games, weather jokes, and many other weather related experiments and activities.
http://www.weatherwizkids.com/

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Atmospheric Processes: Convection
In this two-part activity, students will observe convective currents in water and observe the air as a fluid.
http://www.ucar.edu/learn/1_1_2_7t.htm

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Weather Maps
This page provides a lesson plan in which the various types of weather maps are studied (precipitation, satellite, radar, temperature, wind-speed, and fronts) utilizing the internet for research.
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/weather-maps.c ...

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Weather and Climate
The page provides a lesson plan idea that studies weather and climate through projects, experiments, and interactive games.
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/curriculumcenter/weather/

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The Weather Wiz School
Become involved in the fascinating world of weather. Use the information to make forecasts exactly like the professional meteorologists do.
http://theweatherwiz.com/school.htm

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Be a Weather Watcher
Introduce your students to weather through this fun site.
https://ecokids.ca/

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Wind In Your Socks
Students construct and use a simple wind sock to measure wind direction and speed.
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/materials/listbytype/Wind_ ...

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Gather Data: Experiment With Weather
Learn how to make a variety of weather instruments. Test them out then record your findings on the provided data sheet.
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/gather_data/

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Activities for the Classroom
Click here for dozens of activities that will help students learn about the evolution of technology, the electromagnetic spectrum, weather concepts and much more.
http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/classroom-activities/en/

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Internet Field Trip: Measuring Weather
This internet field trip page links to several weather related sites that you can use for lesson planning or as a research guide for students.
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/student-activities

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Owlie Skywarn's Weather Book
Download this booklet on hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning, floods, and winter storms. Students learn about dangerous weather as they color the pages. Quizzes and answer keys are included.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/brochures/OwlieSkywarnBrochure.pdf

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Worksheets for Teaching K7 ESL Young Learners: The Weather
Basic writing worksheets are available for words associated with weather. There are links to flashcard sets and a reading packet puzzle.
http://bogglesworldesl.com/kids_worksheets/weather.htm

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Tornadoes
Here is a fun quiz on tornadoes. Take it and see how much of a tornado expert you are!
http://www.funtrivia.com/html5/index.cfm?qid=113038

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The Wind
How much do you know about the wind? Test your knowledge with this fun trivia quiz.
http://www.funtrivia.com/html5/index.cfm?qid=295188

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Types of Clouds
Do you know your clouds? Take this short quiz to find out.
http://www.funtrivia.com/html5/index.cfm?qid=32985

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Current Events
Why is England warmer than Chicago? In this messy experiment discover how warm ocean water helps warm England's air!
http://www.kineticcity.com/controlcar/activity.php?act=5&virus=muddles

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Wind Speed Indicator
Follow these easy directions and you can build a model of a wind speed indicator and get an approximation of how fast the wind is blowing.
http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/projects/anemometer.html

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Dan's Wild Weather Page
Learn more about the weather from a weather forecaster.
http://www.wildwildweather.com/

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What is Weather? Some days it is hot. Some days it is cloudy and rainy. Go to these web pages to find out more about the weather. Look at some pictures of clouds.

 

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