Since the majority of the content standards related to weather focus on forecasting, elementary students often spend a lot of time studying cloud types, fronts, storms, and using a barometer to read air pressure. Although this allows students to “do” science, the authors wanted to enhance student interest and create purpose for their learning. Therefore, they took forecasting to another level by allowing students to create their own weather forecasts and present them to their classmates on a blog. With this goal, students were eager to learn how to read a barometer and thermometer, classify clouds, and form a weather forecast based on data they collected. In addition, technology engaged students as they recorded and uploaded their forecasts.
Type Journal ArticlePub Date 4/1/2010Stock # sc10_047_08_24Volume 047Issue 08