Hosting Garden-Based Meteorological Reports

EXPLORATION

UPPER ELEMENTARY  |  SCIENCE
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Hosting Garden-Based Meteorological Reports

Students will create a meteorological broadcast for garden growers.

Time

45 Minutes

Setting

Inside

Collection Group

PREDICTING WEATHER

 

Standards

  • S4E4. Students will analyze weather charts/maps and collect weather data to predict weather events and infer patterns and seasonal changes.
    • a. Identify weather instruments and explain how each is used in gathering weather data and making forecasts (thermometer, rain gauge, barometer, wind vane, anemometer).
    • b. Using a weather map, identify the fronts, temperature, and precipitation and use the information to interpret the weather conditions.
    • c. Use observations and records of weather conditions to predict weather patterns throughout the year.
    • d. Differentiate between weather and climate.

Procedures

  1. Challenge small groups of students to prepare a meteorological broadcast for garden growers.Broadcasts should :

    Report on current conditions, based on data from weather instruments
    Predict future conditions, based on research of weather to the west
    Predict first / last frost date for planting and harvesting, based on research
    Feature current weather trend and differentiate between weather and climate
    (drought, rain, cold, heat, etc.)

  2. Create a backdrop for small groups to present their broadcasts. If possible, record to share with the greater community.

Explorations in this Collection

Designing Season-Extenders for the Garden

Designing Season-Extenders for the Garden

Hosting Garden-Based Meteorological Reports

Hosting Garden-Based Meteorological Reports

Predicting Weather Trends

Predicting Weather Trends

Collecting Temperature and Precipitation Data

Collecting Temperature and Precipitation Data

Measuring Temperature

Measuring Temperature

Measuring Air Pressure

Measuring Air Pressure

Working with the Wind

Working with the Wind

Measuring Wind Strength

Measuring Wind Strength

Measuring Wind Direction

Measuring Wind Direction