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The Quest for the Perfect Weather Forecaster

by: Jonathan Kahl, Kevin Horwitz, Craig Berg, and Mary Gruhl

Just how accurate are weather forecasters, anyway? How can a meteorologist from one television channel predict a completely different forecast for the same area on a different station? To answer these queries, this article describes two projects for middle level students to investigate these issues in a hands-on, active-learning environment. These three-week projects take the form of webquests—inquiry-oriented exercises focusing on analysis, synthesis, and evaluation, for which the Internet is the primary information source (Dodge 1995).

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 4/1/2004Stock # ss04_027_07_24Volume 027Issue 07

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