Free Storm, Oceanic and Atmosphere Science Activities

February 26th, 2008 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Recommended Website:
NOAA Research

Age Range: 10-14 (Designed for middle school students, but aspects of the site will appeal to students of all ages.)

ClickSchooling list member Cie recommended this website provided by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. The goal of the site is to provide middle school science students and teachers with research and investigation experiences using on-line resources. You can also download FREE Student Activity Books and teaching materials for each of the topics that include:

  • El Niño — Find out about El Niño, how it forms, and its effects on the weather of the world.
  • Storms — Investigate hurricanes, tornadoes, and lightning by tracking their courses and measuring their strength. Learn how weather is forecast.
  • Atmosphere — Investigate the origins and effects of global warming and the effects solar events have on the Earth.
  • Fisheries — Manage various species of fish after learning about what overfishing and the environment can do to commercial fishing
  • Great Lakes — Interpret maps of winds, waves, and temperature. Learn about zebra mussels and how to control them.
  • Oceans — Take real measurements such as temperature and wave height and graph the changes. Also, find out about ocean currents.

Have fun!


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