UNIT 5: Weather & Climate – Current Unit

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Weather and Climate Research Project Time!!!

http://storymaps.esri.com/stories/2015/atlas-for-a-changing-planet/

A. World Weather  Weather/Climate by Location

B. Watch these Brain Pops: Weather   and Climate Change

C. Use these activities to support your understanding of Weather and Climate

 Activity 1: Lots of Weather Topics!  

Activity 2: Reasons for Seasons – Earth’s Tilt!!!

Activity 3: Create a Hurricane!

Activity 4:  Barometer with Weather Patterns

Activity 8:  Thunderstorm Formation

Activity 9:  STORM FRONTS

Activity 10:  Astro-Venture!

Activity 11: Ed Heads Weather Animation

Activity 12: Weather Wiz Kids – Wind!

Activity 13: Wild Weather Adventure!

Activity 14: Natural Disasters!

Activity 15: Weather Maker!

Activity 16: Weather Forecasting!

 

 

NATURAL DISASTER Topics:

HURRICANE WEBQUEST

Natural Disasters – National Geographic                    Center for Disease Control-Disasters

World Disasters                                                                Weather WizKids: Weather Safety

Natural Disasters – Scholastic List with Resources        NOAA – Severe Weather Events

Severe History by location                                            Storm Prediction Center – NOAA

Facts On File Database

APRIL 24- May 10th

PBL PROJECT!

What weather and climate factors impact air quality and how does air quality impact humans?

Do #/1-4 first. Try to think about how these activities could help you to answer your research question. Try to also figure out how the scientific data impacts your research topic

  1. Weather and Air quality Reading

2. Colorado AirQuality Data

3. NOAA – Weather/Climate Data

4. Simple Climate Model

5. Urban Observatory  (Climatologists/geographers/aq specialists)

6. Change Matters – (Climatologists/Cartographers)

7. Global CO2

8. Ground Level Ozone

9. Ozone Formation 

 

 

QR Code Generator

  1. Go To:  http://www.qr-code-generator.com

2. Enter your web map’s URL address.
3.  Open the Snipping Tool, and “SNIP” the QR code.
4. Open Google Drive, Login.
5. Find your “Shared with me” folder and open the Map QR Code slides.
6. Add a new slide for with your Location Title, Map address, and your QR Code (as a picture).
7. Close your Google Slide.
8. Resume work on your map.

NEW! Adding Webcams and Photos to your Map Notes!

  1. In your map, click on MapNote.

  2. Click Edit mapnote.

  3. Find a photo of your topic that is Open Source or Creative Commons (not owned by anyone else.) You will know if the photo is this if it opens to its own page.

    1. If you google a photo of your location/weather/climate/air quality, try using the phrase. “Gunnison, CO photos + open source”  or  “Grand Junction, CO images + creative commons”

  4. Right click and Copy the URL (web address) for the photo (it should be on its own page)

  5. Paste this into the box in the MapNote on your map.

  6. To add a webcam address for your weather/climate of your location, Google “Webcam + Colorado National Monument”

  7. Right click and copy this address into the bottom URL box within your MapNote.

  8. Click “CLOSE”.

  9. “SAVE” your Map.

To be sure your changes stuck, try clicking on your MapNote, and check to see if your picture is there. Click on the picture to be sure it links to your WebCam for your location. 🙂  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Air Quality Data

Pod 2 (B) Day 2-zk2izs – IN CLASS DATA

POD A – Day 1 -1id8ybe – IN CLASS DATA

Pod 2 (B) Day 1 – YPODD1_2017_5_2.txt.csv-23m3brs — IN CLASS DATA

 

 

GLOBAL AIR QUALITY

Global Air Quality Link 1 – Maps with colored Flags  NEW

Global Air Quality Link 2  – Cluster Maps NEW

 

 

 

Then, Pick 5-6 of these StoryMaps to Investigate!

A. FEMA DISASTER Data  

B. Weather Underground Website – Lots of Mapping

C. A CHANGING CLIMATE – DO THIS ONE FOR SURE!

C1: ATLAS FOR A CHANGING PLANET  – DO THIS ONE FOR SURE!

C2: GeoDesign Projects: Making a Difference

D.  Home Energy Heating Resources

E. Garden in the Clouds

F. Energy Efficient House Color

G. El Nino: Mapping Disaster.

H. StormSurges by City 

I.  Hurricane Katrina- 10 Years Later   

J.   STORMWATER: What the cities do?  

K.: StormSurges:  NOAA  

L: California Drought

M: Olympic Statistics 2014

N. Winter Activity Choices 

O: 10 Worst Hurricanes  

P: SolarPlants 

Q:  A Look at the Earth’s Water Cycle   

R: Tornado Alley!

S: Daily Traffic   

T: WindFarms: Where the wind blows!

U: Social Vulnerability with Weather Disasters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weather/Climate Research Project Ideas:

slideshow, informational handout, letter, brochure, blog, website, field guide, newscast, play (on video), sales pitch for your product, drawing/painting, collage, photo essay, video, animation, computer program/app, digital story, scientific instrument, structure, blueprint, timeline, business plan, your choice. Example: Team 4 demonstrates how a house can be efficiently insulated in two different climate locations (Florida and Colorado). Their presentation includes a house model with a real estate brochure and website with graphs to show how a home uses energy in Florida vs Colorado. They dress as real estate agents to try to get their houses sold in both climate locations.Example: Team 6 demonstrates how snow can have different amounts of humidity based on current weather and the climate in which it is found. They demonstrate the ski rates of two locations in North America, while discussing the average temperature, humidity, pressure, etc. They are dressed as ski enthusiasts who want “fresh powder”!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNIT   PLAN

Unit   6 – Weather-climate4

NEW!!!!  —>     FINAL PROJECT-WEATHER and CLIMATE

 

  

YOUR LOCAL METEOROLOGISTS!

CLOUD TYPES

 

 

CLOUD FORMATION

AIR MASSES (FRONTS)

WEATHER TOOLS

WEATHER PATTERNS:

READING WEATHER MAPS

WEATHER FORECASTING

Cloud Type Images


Cloud in a Bottle Experiment

Demo you will do. 

NOAA – Weather Fronts

Demo you will do

Weather Wiz Kids

HOW TO READ A WEATHER MAP

WunderGround

Cloud Types

 

NASA: Cloud Types

AIR MASSES

Weather Shack Tools

What do all the symbols mean?

CoCoRaHaS

Weather Wiz Kids- Cloud Types

 

Cloud Formation Process – Article

WEATHER FRONT IMAGES

Homemade Tools

 

INTERACTIVE WEATHER MAPS

Front Animation

 

Weather Satellites

NASA: Cloud Types

CLOUD Classification

Cloud Formation and Fronts

Ancient Tools – Galileo/Torricelli

Meteorology Links

Fronts Moving!

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