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Global patterns of atmospheric movement influence local weather
Weather is the outdoor conditions (such as temperature, precipitation, cloud cover, etc.) at a particular time and place. Weather maps provide visual summaries of some of these conditions
Scientists such as meteorologists, atmospheric scientists, climatologists, and hydrologists study different aspects of the earths weather and atmosphere. Society relies on the information provided by such scientists
Students work together in teams to interpret weather maps from eight consecutive days. Each team initially interprets the map for a single day and constructs a weather report for that day. Teams assigned the same day then combine to prepare, and present their weather report to the class. Students then use the information for all eight days to forecast the weather for the unknown, ninth day.
32 Student Activity Worksheet and Guides
1 Teacher Guide
4 Weather Maps Cards for August 24th and 25th
4 Weather Maps Cards for August 28th and 29th
4 Weather Maps Cards for August 30th and 31st
4 Weather Maps Cards for August 26th and 27th
1 Transparency: Satellite Image of Clouds over North America
Measurements are approximate.