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Climate and Weather
Investigation 1:
Observing Weather

This investigation will help you to:


To learn more about elements of weather, visit the following web sites:

Air Temperature

Air Temperature,
Glenn Research Center (NASA)
Read an explanation of what air temperature measures

Wind

What is Wind?,
British Wind Energy Association
Find out about the different factors that contribute to wind movement

Clouds

Changing Global Cloudiness,
Earth Observatory, NASA
Great Overview of how and why clouds form where they do on earth.

Clouds,
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Learn about cloud formation, cloud types, and how clouds affect our lives.

Cloud Types Tutorial
S'COOL, NASA
This site teaches you to associate different clouds into height groupings. It gives you interesting facts about all of the cloud types and information on how to distinguish similar clouds based on their level

Precipitation

Formation of Raindrops,
The Learning Network
Read a short paragraph about the formation of rain. The article continues with a section on measurement of rainfall, distribution of rainfall, and religion and rainfall.

Precipitation,
About.com
Information about all types of precipitation.

To complete Part B of this investigation, you will need local street maps.

How to find maps

 

 

Investigation 1

Investigation 2

Investigation 3

Investigation 4

Investigation 5

Investigation 6

Investigation 7

Investigation 8

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Last updated: January 26, 2009



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