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"You are familiar with how sweating cools your skin. You probably know that evaporating water causes the cooling effect. You probably have also observed that a moving air increases the cooling effect. In this activity, you will build an """"""""air conditioner"""""""" that just uses water and a...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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There are currently over 130 AMS local chapters including student and pre-college chapters throughout the US and Puerto Rico. Local AMS chapters provide ideal ways for professionals, students, and enthusiasts to network, discuss, and connect on all things weather. Whether it is helping to promote...
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"Some days it feels """"""""dry"""""""" and some days it feels """"""""muggy-"""""""" even though the temperature is the same. This is due to differing amounts of water vapor in the air. In this activity, you will measure relative humidity in the air using just a temperature sensor, by comparing the...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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There is always some water vapor in the air. For the most part we can't see it directly, but we can measure its presence with a relative humidity sensor. In this activity, you will use a relative humidity sensor and a soda bottle to measure humidity near surfaces, such as over a leaf or above an ice...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Much of the water cycle is visible, both in the form of liquid water (oceans, rivers, lakes, and precipitation such as rain) and in the form of solid water (ice, snow, and precipitation such as falling snow or hail). However, some of the water in the water cycle is invisible because water is also...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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We commonly experience the fact that in hot weather, lower humidity is more comfortable than higher humidity. Why? In this investigation, you will figure out how to condense water from your classroom air.
Grade Level   6 7 8
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In this activity, the students learn about the four main types of air masses that affect weather in the United States, their characteristic temperatures, and humidity levels as it relates to dew point temperatures. The lesson plan follows the 5E format. Initially, students discuss local weather and...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2014
A barometer is an instrument that measures air pressure, allowing weather forecasters and scientists to better predict extreme weather events. Despite its incredible usefulness, inventing the barometer was no walk in the park. Asaf Bar-Yosef describes the series of scientists and events that...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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This downloadable image from the Max-Planck Institut für Meteorologie details the greenhouse effect.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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By UNAVCO
Published in 2017
The Geoscience Career Spotlight series highlights the variety of careers available to geoscience majors in addition to academia. This video highlights Melissa Burt, an education and diversity manager and atmospheric research scientist at Colorado State Unversity in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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"Since the 1960 launch of Tiros I, weather satellites have been our """"""""eyes in the sky"""""""". Today, the ubiquitous nature of satellite technology augments every aspect of modern life while promising ever-increasing capabilities for stewardship during the 21st century. In this module,...
Grade Level   7 8 9 10 11 12
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Sol Hirsch Education Fund Grants are awarded annually to teachers/educators of grades K–12 to help improve the education of their students, school and/or community in the science of meteorology. The Grant is intended to allow teachers to: purchase scientific materials and/or equipment for the...
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This downloadable image from the Max-Planck Institut für Meteorologie details the structure of the atmosphere.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Earth's temperature is set, in part, by a balance between incoming radiation energy from the Sun and outgoing radiation energy into space. If more energy comes in than leaves, Earth's temperature will rise, and vice versa. The atmosphere plays a big role in this balance. In this activity, you will...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Published in 2015
This mini-weather unit (3-4 weeks) is intended to be used as a self paced series of lessons or independent study where students will work on tasks and check in both during and at the end of each task. Each class will begin with weather data collection followed by either starting a new task or...
Grade Level   6
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Covering some 70 percent of Earth's surface, clouds play a key role in our planet's well-being. But how do they form, why are there so many types, and what clues can they give us about the weather and climate to come? Try your hand at classifying clouds and investigating the role they play in severe...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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"WXshift (pronounced """"weather shift"""") is a collection of independent journalists, climate scientists, and meteorologists working to bring you th elatest in weather and climate information. Our team is committed to providing you with the most up-to-date weather forecasts, news and information,...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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"In """"""""Exploring Climate Science (Weather and Climate)-"""""""" students will use tools to collect weather data and discuss the differences between weather and climate. Students will be able to: compare and contrast weather and climate, providing at least three differences between the two; and...
Grade Level   3 4 5
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In this activity, students will be able to: compare and contrast weather and climate; predict the effects of climate change on life.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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CareerOneStop occupation profile for an Atmospheric and Space Scientist. View information on this career such as: education, workforce, skills, daily activities, and more.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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