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Become amateur meteorologists by using weather instrumentation to gather and analyze data, compare weather patterns and make predictions.
Major Concepts To Be Explored:
- What is a meteorologist?
- What data does a meteorologist collect?
- What tools can be used to measure weather phenomena?
- How can meteorologists predict future weather patterns?
K.E.1.2, K.E.1.3, 2.E.1.2, 2.E.1.3, 2.E.1.4
Goals of the Program:
- To allow students to use tools to collect weather data.
- To analyze quantitative and qualitative data to look for patterns and make predictions.
Students will be able to:
- Define the terminology associated with the study of meteorology.
- Identify and use some of the tools used by meteorologists to interpret the factors that determine our weather.
- Collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data to make predictions.
Methods and Activities:
- A brief introduction will allow discussion of meteorology and the study of weather.
- Students will be introduced to a variety of weather tools used by meteorologists to collect weather data.
- Students will visit several stations to collect quantitative weather data using authentic weather instruments.
- Students will make predictions based on collected data and report out to the whole group.
- Students will then look at qualitative data and discuss how this affects their previous predictions.
Weather, Temperature, Wind, Precipitation, Meteorology, Quantitative Data, Qualitative Data, Rain Gauge, Anemometer, Thermometer, Wind Vane
- Teaching/presentation space must be accessible via wheeled cart.
- Access to a sink.
- Six tables for weather stations.
- Secure storage location for materials if left overnight.
- Approximate set-up and clean-up time – at least 30 minutes before and after program.
- Program will need to remain set up and secured from students for the entire day if multiple programs are booked.
Call to Book704.372.6261 x300
- Grades K - 2
- Duration: 50 minutes
$150 first class / $125 each additional class (same class, same day)
- Maximum 25 students
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