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Whatever the Weather

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 Weather

 

 

 

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 #1 Watch and listen

 

 

Watch the Weather Video to Learn about Clouds

 

 

http://edheads.org/activities/weather/frame_loader.htm

 

 

 

 

Weather Maker

 

Weather Flash

 


 

 talkBubble2_query.gif (276 bytes) Lets talk about the weather words we hear!

 

 

#2 Write and draw pictures

 

Wonderful Weather Words

 

Climate, storms, percipitation, rain, sleet, snow,wind, tornadoes, hurricanes, clouds, lightening, storms

Draw a picture using Kid Pix or Tux Paint of your favorite weather word!

 


 

#3 Project:

We are going to use the internet to look up and record the temperatures each month from the last 10 years. We will type int average temperature into the spread sheet below! We get to work together help each other, and prestend we are time travelors!

 

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http://www.wunderground.com/

 

 

Click below-It will open the spread sheet up for you

 

Weather Chart2.xls 

 

  Save your work on your Home drive or in your Folder

 

Print out the finished work so you can turn it in!

 


 

#4 Interactive Activities to try 

 

 

Interactive learning activities

 

http://www.scholastic.com/kids/weather/sim/game.htm

 

Droplet and the Water Cycle Droplet and the Water Cycle
Avoid pitfalls and predators while you navigate a Droplet through several challenging levels of the hydrological cycle.

 

 Unscramble the Cloud pictures

 

 

Click Here--------> Unscramble Cloud Pictures
and learn "CloudSpeak"

 

Making weather activity

http://www.alfy.com/Games/playgamepopup.aspx?gameID=331&gameName=Let's Make Weather

 

A Crossword game!

 

 

Click Here----> Earth Watcher Crossword
And see 3-D pictures of Earth from space!

 

#5 Read and Learn More

Clouds

Storm Clouds

 

What are clouds?A cloud is a large collection of very tiny droplets of water or ice crystals. The droplets are so small and light that they can float in the air.

 

How are clouds formed?All air contains water, but near the ground it is usually in the form of an invisible gas called water vapor. When warm air rises, it expands and cools. Cool air can't hold as much water vapor as warm air, so some of the vapor condenses onto tiny pieces of dust that are floating in the air and forms a tiny droplet around each dust particle. When billions of these droplets come together they become a visible cloud

 

 

clouds clouds impact our lives      
clouds can cause chaos        
how in the world do clouds form        
cloud types        
 http://www.eo.ucar.edu/webweather/cloudhome.html    

Why do clouds float?

A cloud forms when air heated by the sun. As it rises, it slowly cools it reaches the saturation point and water condenses, forming a cloud. As long as the cloud and the air that its made of is warmer than the outside air around it, it floats!

 

How do clouds move?

Clouds move with the wind. High cirrus clouds are pushed along by the jet stream, sometimes traveling at more than 100 miles-per-hour. When clouds are part of a thunderstorm they usually travel at 30 to 40 mph.

 

 

 

Walking on clouds...How is fog formed?There are many different types of fog, but fog is mostly formed when southerly winds bring warm, moist air into a region, possibly ending a cold outbreak. As the warm, moist air flows over much colder soil or snow, dense fog often forms. Warm, moist air is cooled from below as it flows over a colder surface. If the air is near saturation, moisture will condense out of the cooled air and form fog. With light winds, the fog near the ground can become thick and reduce visibilities to zero.

 

(Graphic Credit: USA TODAY.)

Fog Forms Fog Forms
Bullet PointYou need warm air! Southerly winds bring warm, moist air over cold ground or snow. Bullet PointFog Forms! Moisture condenses into fog as air is cooled from below.

 

From http://www.weatherwizkids.com/cloud.htm

 

GOES-East CONUS Water Vapor icon

Water Vapor

 


 

 

 

 

 

 Weather Wonders for Younger Students

 

 

Magic School Bus teaches us about weather!

 

Weather Lizard

http://www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/games/weather/game.htm

 

 

Weather interactive

http://www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/tour/tour.htm?earth

 

 

 

 

Let's Learn from the Weather Wizard who lives on the site below

 

http://library.thinkquest.org/15325/

 

 


 

 

 

Word Search Sliding Puzzle
Memory Game Maze
Coloring Book Word Jumble
Home Safety Hunt NewCrossword Puzzle
Wild Weather Adventure  

 

 

 

 

http://eo.ucar.edu/webweather/games.html

 

 

 

 


All Kinds of Weather

 

 

RainRain http://www.weatherwizkids.com/Rain.htm

 

 

 


 

StarSNOW, SNOW, SNOWStarIts that time of the year for snow! Over the next few days, expect several upper-level disturbances to

bring the white stuff across the Plains and Midwest.

 

 

 


 

Wind

 

Wind is air in motion. It is produced by the uneven heating of the earth’s surface by the sun.  VIDEO:

Windmills (2159k)


Lightening

 

 

 Lightning is an electric current. Within a thundercloud way up in the sky, many small bits of ice (frozen raindrops) bump into each other as they move around in the air. All of those collisions create an electric charge. After a while, the whole cloud fills up with electrical charges. http://www.weatherwizkids.com/lightning1.htm

 

 Lightning

 

"Lightning is an interactive lesson that teaches kids about the weather phenomenon lightning and thunder. The lesson explains the science behind lightning and thunder, covers lightning safety rules.

 


 

 

 

 

tornado

TORNADOS

Tornado 


When you hear a loud thunderstorm approaching your house, do you worry that a tornado is coming? Your're not alone. A lot of kids (and adults) are terrified of tornados. One of the best ways to reduce fear of something is to learn more about it, which is why we've created this edition of LittleClickers.com.

 

What does a real tornado look like?

Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvoVCBd-BxY&feature=user, and you'll learn that tornadoes come in all shapes and sizes. If you want to see the kind of damage that a large tornado can do, visit http://www.kansas.com/static/slides/050507tornadoaerials/. Another good place to learn about tornados is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tornado.

 

 

 
youtubetornadovideo

 

 

Tornadoes http://www.weatherwizkids.com/tornado.htm

 

 


HurricaneHurricnes http://www.weatherwizkids.com/hurricane1.htm  VIDEO:

Hurricanes (2962k)

 


 

Climate

 

What is Climate?Climate is the average weather usually taken over a 30-year time period for a particular region and time period. Climate is not the same as weather, but rather, it is the average pattern of weather for a particular region. Weather describes the short-term state of the atmosphere.

 

Globe

 

What is our climate system?

 

Atmosphere The atmosphere covers the Earth. It is a thin layer of mixed gases which make up the air we breathe. This thin layer also helps the Earth from becoming too hot or too cold.
Oceans Oceans cover about 70 percent of Earth's surface. Their large size and thermal properties allow them to store a lot of heat.
Land Land covers 27 percent of Earth's surface and land topography influences weather patterns.
Ice Ice is the world's largest supply of freshwater. It covers the remaining 3 percent of Earth's surface including most of Antarctica and Greenland. Ice plays an important role in regulating climate, because it is highly reflective.
Biosphere The biosphere is the part of Earth's atmosphere, land, and oceans that supports any living plant, animal, or organism. It is the

 

 

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