Weather is the true cross disciplinary subject. It impacts history, biology & geology, informs health, can be modeled and understood using math, and is represented in art & music. And the differences in weather around the globe continue to shape the landscape.
Hurricanehunters transports the students via a cyberflight into the eye of a storm.
Check out the Cyber Flight link!
The Weather Underground is a comprehensive site for teachers, administrators and parents, discussion of environmental issues is conducted via e-mail, current news can be matched to your curriculum, and a very exciting monthly live TV program in real time, examining natural disasters, is available.
With droughts now impacting nearly every part of the U.S., this web site tracks the week-to-week changes. See what areas are currently being affected, how things change from week to week, and how long it can take to develop or mitigate a drought.
The Incredible Weather of Arizona
Bryan Snider created this documentary film and photo essay highlighting the fascinating weather of the 2014 Arizona Monsoon season. The time lapses, video and photographs featured in this film were captured in Arizona from July 1st through September 27th.
Bryan has more information about the film here
- Vimeo URL
Since 1792, The Old Farmer's Almanac has published useful information for people in all walks of life.
WeatherBug is different in that it has sensors deployed at thousands of schools, major sports stadiums, broadcast stations and public safety facilities across the U.S. (Possibly in your school.)
You can use this site to show how weather can vary from one side of town to the other.
Catch a preview of upcoming weather events at the Environmental News Network.
NASA's Natural Hazards Research Websites looks at different types of natural disasters and the use of satellite remote sensing for disaster mitigation.
Compare the way weather information is displayed and and what's included for Australia weather with that of the U.S.
The weather bureaus in most countries have a public web site. Add to your curriculum by including weather and satellite images for the country currently under discussion.
Digital Globe shows the impacts of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami using descriptions and satellite images.
Up-to-date information on regions within the US are posted at NOAA.
Intellicast provides comprehensive coverage of the current and forecast weather.
Look at Climate Hot Map for comprehensive information about global warming.
For a different perspective, check out weather on Mars.
From 1998 thru 2006, the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft relayed weather data back to Earth. The Daily Martian Weather Report posted that information, and now archives the information. For Mars, a warm day might be in the -60's (Fahrenheit) and a cold night at -180's.
Using information like this, students can see that Earth is not the only planet with seasons.
Use the Internet to monitor major weather events and their effects in real time or on a day-by-day basis.
Other Areas To Check Out...
• Art and Nature
• Community-based Science Projects
• Education & Curriculum Groups
• International Data Sources Sampler
• Major US and North American Federal Organizations: Environment
• Project Experts
• Remote Sensing Technology
• Research Resources for Teachers and Librarians
• Science Teaching