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In this activity, students are challenged to predict the next day's weather based on cloud observations, prevailing winds, and barometric measurements over a period of several days. The activity can be done as guided or open-ended inquiry and serves as an authentic assessment to conclude a unit on weather. Resources needed to conduct this activity include weather instruments, some of which can be constructed from household materials. The resource includes background information, a pre-activity inquiry exploration for students, teaching tips and questions to guide student discussion. This is chapter 16 of Meteorology: An Educator's Resource for Inquiry-Based Learning for Grades 5-9. The guide includes a discussion of learning science, the use of inquiry in the classroom, instructions for making simple weather instruments, and more than 20 weather investigations ranging from teacher-centered to guided and open inquiry investigations.

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    Education Levels:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 2
    • Grade 3
    • Grade 4
    • Grade 5
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 7
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9
    • Grade 10
    • Grade 11
    • Grade 12

    Keywords:

    Earth and space science:Earth structure:Atmosphere,Oceanography,NSDL,Upper Elementary,Grade 5,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Earth Science,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123939635T,Earth system science,High School,The nature of science:The scientific process,Atmospheric science,Elementary School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Earth and space science:Earth processes:Weather,Middle School,History/Policy/Law,Earth and space science:Earth structure:Ocean and water,Geoscience,History of science

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    English

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