How's the Weather

Grade Level: 4 - 8

Objectives:

Materials:

  • Deskktop or Laptop computer
  • Modem with minimal 14400 Baud Rate
  • Internet Access with graphics interface

    Procedure

    1. Divide the class into groups. Specify a different region of the United States for each group. Have each group of students chart and record the daily temperatures, humidity, rainfall, and pressure for their region.

    2. Check current satellite views of the continents-Updated every 30 minutes
    3. Access live climate data to chart and record
    4. Students will record data in a spreadsheet and chart their findings