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  1. 1. Weather Websites Click on link or picture to access site.
  2. 2. Weather Whiz Kids <ul><li> </li></ul>This site was created by a weather forecaster at a local Indianapolis television station. Great general weather site for kids.
  3. 3. The Weather Dude <ul><li> </li></ul>Another general weather site for kids created by a meteorologist. A lot of information and you can listen to his songs as well.
  4. 4. Kidstorm <ul><li> </li></ul>Information about hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning and storm chasing.
  5. 5. Interactive Weather Maker <ul><li> </li></ul>This is an interactive activity where users can change different atmospheric conditions and view the effect on the weather.
  6. 6. Weather Watch <ul><li> </li></ul>Part of Scholastic’s website, this is a great way to introduce students to how we forecast weather. They learn what to observe, different weather tools, and how to predict weather using data.
  7. 7. Web Weather For Kids <ul><li> </li></ul>Many fun interactive activities related to weather.
  8. 8. Making a Weather Stations <ul><li> </li></ul>Part of the Miami Science Museum site, students learn how to create their own tools for measuring atmospheric conditions.
  9. 9. Weather Science Projects <ul><li> </li></ul>Kids will find instructions on how to make many cool weather projects.
  10. 10. BrainPop Weather <ul><li> </li></ul>A favorite site of kids and teachers everywhere, each topic contains a video, quiz, and activity.
  11. 11. Air Pressure <ul><li> </li></ul>This NASA page explains the concept of air pressure in a way that children can understand. Activities are included.
  12. 12. Cloud Boutique <ul><li> </li></ul>This site contains photos and descriptions of many different types of clouds. It’s been around for a while and I use it every time I teach weather.
  13. 13. NOAA Education <ul><li> </li></ul>NOAA is a world leader in understanding the ocean, coasts, atmosphere, and climate science, and there’s no better place to find activities to teach these topics.
  14. 14. Franklin Institute <ul><li> </li></ul>Sponsored by the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, students will find many activities to learn about weather.
  15. 15. Snowflakes and Snow Crystals <ul><li> </li></ul>Photo upon photo of real snowflakes. Great to pair up with the book Snowflake Bentley .
  16. 16. Weather <ul><li> </li></ul>This site has interactive activities about several aspects of weather, among them the water cyle and storms.
  17. 17. The Weather Channel For Kids <ul><li> </li></ul>It’s done by the Weather Channel and it contains games, a weather encyclopedia, video clips and information on climate change.
  18. 18. Earth’s Atmosphere <ul><li> </li></ul>A comprehensive site on the Earth’s atmosphere, from its layer to how weather and climate are affected.
  19. 19. Clouds <ul><li> </li></ul>You’ll find pictures and descriptions of the different types of clouds, as well as how clouds are formed.
  20. 20. Infoplease Weather <ul><li> </li></ul>Students and teachers can find a plethora of information here, as well as all the data they can imagine.
  21. 21. The Wicked World of Weather <ul><li> </li></ul>This Thinkquest entry deals with hurricanes, tornadoes, snow and lightning. Music at the beginning is a little distracting.
  22. 22. UM:Weather <ul><li> </li></ul>This site is basically a website of resources for learning about weather. Many great links.
  23. 23. WW2010: University of Illinois <ul><li> </li></ul>Great resources for teachers from University of Illinois. Content and teacher materials are included.
  24. 24. NOAA Weather <ul><li> </li></ul>Most teachers would agree that NOAA is a valuable resource for teaching about weather and climate. An abundance of resources.
  25. 25. Clouds R Us <ul><li> </li></ul>They claim to be the definitive weather site for kids. This site covers more than just clouds. An A-Z dropdown menu of topics is included.
  26. 26. Fema for Kids <ul><li> </li></ul>This site deals primarily with natural disaster and how to prepare for them. A lot of pertinent information.
  27. 27. Water Planet <ul><li> </li></ul>Don’t let the title fool you. Many of the lessons and activities have to do with how water effects weather and climate.
  28. 28. The Atmosphere Site <ul><li> </li></ul>This site addresses the four layers of the atmosphere and how each was formed.
  29. 29. Geography4Kids <ul><li> </li></ul>This site included quizzes, videos, and a lot of information about weather and climate.
  30. 30. The Greenhouse Effect <ul><li> </li></ul>Part of the EPA site, this provides resources and activities to help children understand the greenhouse effect and its implications for the future of our planet.
  31. 31. Weather Animations <ul><li> </li></ul>This site includes links to 50 animations to use to teach different weather concepts. Some are more suitable for older students, but there is something for each age level here.
  32. 32. Animation Credits <ul><li>The animated gifs on each page were found on the sites below: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>