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Earth Science "Best Of" Share-a-Thon

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Doug Peltz Doug 180 Points

I'm creating this thread as a place where people can attach any lesson plans, PowerPoints, Promethean files, activities/labs, worksheets, etc. for our Earth Science Share-a-Thon. This is an idea that was posted originally to the NSTA earthscience listserv, where NSTA members discuss ideas via email. If you're not a member, it's well worth it--you're missing out on lots of great discussions. We're aiming to make this a weekly occurrence, where we'll vote on the topic/theme each week. For our first week, the topic is Meteorology/Weather. That said, I'll be posting the same updates here at the Community Forum for Earth Science, and this is also a great place for conversations. If you want to contribute, simply reply to this message and attach as uploads any Meteorology/Weather resources you want to share (PowerPoint, Promethean file, Word doc, pdf, etc.).

Flavio Mendez Flavio Mendez 53031 Points

Thank you Doug for getting us started here, good discussion. See below a collection of resources on the topic of weather and climate. The collection is currently rated as '5-stars' with two reviews.


Dorothy Ginnett Dorothy Ginnett 28250 Points

This is an excellent idea! Thanks for getting it started Doug. We are currently finishing up our 8th grade Earth Science Unit on Weather/Meteorology, so I'll see what I can post and share.

Dorothy Ginnett Dorothy Ginnett 28250 Points

A few fun Meteorology/Weather resources in the NSTA Learning Center:

Upcoming NSTA Web Seminar: Meteorology: How Clouds Form (Jan. 16, 2014)

NSTA Web Seminar Archive: Weather and Climate: Satellite Meteorology (April 4, 2013)

NSTA LC External Resources - NASA Meteorology: An Educator’s Resource for Inquiry-Based Learning (Grades 5 -8)

Some resources from outside the NSTA LC:

Molecule Man Presents the Water Cycle (5 min video, NASA)

EdHeads Weather Forecasting Interactive Activity at:


Pamela Auburn Pamela Auburn 68625 Points

A great website for teaching weather is the Jet Stream - Online School for Weather

Chavon Phelps Chavon Phelps 140 Points

I would love to see some ideas around topography maps, fronts and air masses and latitude and longitude. I am teaching this content this year and don't ever remember learning about this even in high school. Thanks :)

Tory Addison Tory Addison 5745 Points

This is cool - Thank you!

Cris DeWolf Cris DeWolf 11965 Points

Here is an activity for your students to learn more about how clouds form:


Sue Garcia Sue Garcia 42675 Points

When checking for lessons, PPT's, etc... Do not forget to check the "User Collections". The User Collections are found in the Advanced Search. If you were needing something about weather, put the word "weather" into the keyword. Next, scroll down to User Collections. From there you will be directed to collections made by individuals. Take advantage of their work to find hat you might want.

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