History <ul><li>In operation since 1992 </li></ul><ul><li>Network of over 8,000 school based weather stations </li></ul><ul><li>1500 weather cameras </li></ul><ul><li>Affiliated with Channel 10 meteorologists </li></ul><ul><li>Web based educational program WeatherBug Achieve </li></ul>QUEST Elementary
Weather Station <ul><li>Wind Sensor </li></ul><ul><li>Sensor Shelter </li></ul><ul><li>temperature </li></ul><ul><li>relative humidity </li></ul><ul><li>heat index </li></ul><ul><li>wind chill </li></ul><ul><li>barometric pressure </li></ul><ul><li>dew point </li></ul><ul><li>wet bulb </li></ul><ul><li>Rain Gauge </li></ul>Live Weather Data
GATHERING DATA “ The numbers we get from the website help us put together the pieces of the puzzle.”
Teacher Training Superintendent’s Day 2010 “ It’s great to have instant access to this much local data.” “ Weatherbug has allowed my students to accurately measure the effects of Lake Ontario on our weather and compare it to other nearby locations. The “lake breeze” concept is well understood by students because of Weatherbug. Weatherbug also allows us to easily check in on locations around the world to compare our weather and climate.” “ In earth science, I have used the camera to show students the direction the clouds are moving and how it relates to areas of high and low pressure. I have also used the station data to show current conditions in Hilton and another place in NY to show to effects of the passage of a front.”
Does geography impact weather or does weather impact geography?
Searching for Answers for the Great Debate! Which city … is the most humid? gets the most snow? has the greatest temperature variation?
Working cooperatively, we used data, research and presentation skills to determine the location of extreme weather conditions in the United States!