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SciJinks: Become a Weather Wizard
This lesson originally appeared in "The Technology Teacher" and introduces common weather concepts and terminology. Students learn about weather map symbols and are invited to show real weather scenarios by drawing symbols on a map.
Weather maps and symbols
Middle school, Informal education, Youth public
Earth and space science, Earth processes, Weather
Earth and space science, Earth processes, Weather, Earth and space science, Earth structure, Atmosphere, Earth and space science, Earth structure, Ocean and water, Engineering and technology, The nature of science, Science and society, The nature of technology, Technology and society
This article describes an indoor, game-type demonstration, incorporating physics (EM wave modulation), math (binary codes), space technology, and music to show how spacecraft put information into the radio signals they send back to Earth.
Engineering and technology, Aircraft, probes, satellites and/or spacecraft, Physical sciences, Vibration and waves
This article describes the multi-camera instrument (Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer or MISR) aboard the Terra Satellite; participants use information from the article to complete a crossword puzzle. A supplemental article entitled, "Clouds and Earth" is included.
Informal education, Youth public
Earth and space science, Earth structure, Engineering and technology, Aircraft, probes, satellites and/or spacecraft
Students are introduced to the Köppen-Geiger climate classification system, which is used to identify world climate types based on annual and seasonal differences in temperature and precipitation. The lesson includes two activities with worksheets and handouts.
Climate types, Climate classification
Elementary school, Grades 3-5, Middle school, High school
Earth and space science, Earth processes, Climate