What factors contribute to a thunder storm? To a hurricane? To a drought? Weather has many components that affect each other to produce different weather patterns.Sample some of the following activities to learn more about weather systems.
The following are places to go (some real and some virtual) to find out about weather systems.
Go anywhere in the world and see what the weather is like right now.
All weather forecasts come from information collected from this national website.
In case you're curious, you can find out what the temperature, humidity, and wind speed right this very minute are at Pike's Peak. By the way, what is Pike's Peak famous for in American history?
This website gives access to National and Local forecasts as well as images.
This page from About.com lists 10 famous meteorologists.
Meet meteorologist Dan Satterfield who broadcasts from Huntsville, Alabama. The site has all kinds of weather information and you can even ask Dan a question.
Meet the Climate Detectives who are searching for clues to help them understand how weather works.
Meet Luke Howard. In 1802, he devised a system of naming clouds that is still used by meteorologists today.
Read about the man who was influential in tornado studies.
Check out the weather glossary, ideas for kids, and email your weather questions.
Wilson A. Bentley is also known as Snowflake Bentley because of his work photographing snow and rain.
This site provides links to directions for building rain gauges, anemometers, psychrometers, wind streamers, temperature graphs, and rainfall graphs. Click the links for free instructions and plans.
Find the temperature today of the city where one of your relatives lives. From this site, you can enter their zip code to receive current conditions, a 4-day forecast, and weather maps.
Find directions for many simple weather experiments using materials that are readily available.
Locate directions for weather explorations such as making a barometer, a hygrometer, a rain guage, a weather vane, and more. It's part of the Franklin Science Institure Weather Page.
Take weather quizzes here. See how you do. There are features sections for kids, parents, and teachers as well as a weather glossary - Weather A to Z. You can email your weather-relatedquestions to this weather dude.
- Climate Controls
- Collecting and Examining Weather Data
- Exploring Weather Conditions Through Painting
- How's the Weather Today?
- Recreating the Greenhouse Effect
- Tornadoes and Technology
- Twisted Tornadoes and Horrid Hurricanes
- UEN - Air Has Pressure
- UEN - Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
- UEN - Gathering Weather Information
- UEN - What's the Weather
- Weather and Agriculture
- Weather Complaints
- Weather Watchers
- What's Up with the Weather?
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