I find students look at weather maps and ask questions like “What is this telling me?”
Another teacher suggested allowing students to take screenshots of the weather map for a few weeks. Students would then make a video by putting the images in sequential order. Students then could look for patterns in the changes shown on the weather map. I enjoy providing students the opportunity to select what they have interest in. From the Weather Underground page, they are able to select from a multitude of maps to use. The same kind of map should be used for each day’s screenshot.
Student analysis questions might include:
The activity takes only a few minutes each day – followed by time for students to create the video. Data analysis from the video may take longer as students compare videos with one another.
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