Educator Guide

Meteorology: An Educator's Resource for Inquiry-Based Learning for Grades 5-9
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Audience: Educators
Grades: 5-9 and Informal
Product Number: NP-2006-08-97-LaRC


Supplement your existing curricula with this guide. Many of the activities build upon each other. They use the inquiry from the previous activity to assist in the activity that follows. Thus, this publication enhances the understanding of meteorology by beginning with basic and essential parameters of weather and then moving through mind-engaging interactions with complex meteorological systems. Students will build and use weather instruments; then they will build a weather station. Students will collect weather information and combine it with existing information about cloud systems. They can then apply their knowledge to predict weather systems.

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