Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Meteorology Grade 3

This is a list of much of what was included in our study of the weather.

Jay is really interested in Meteorology. So, he read pretty much every book our library had that wasn't ridiculously below his level. I'm sure I missed many of the books, as he keeps forgetting to give them to me before they go back to the library, so I can record them. I'm sorry, I just never get everything we use & do recorded. This should be a fairly accurate record of the more important parts of our study, though.

Main Topics:
Hurricanes
Tornadoes
Winter Storms
Tsunami
Rain, Thunderstorms, Floods
Lightning
Wind
Clouds
Weather Forecasting
Weather Instruments
Air
Heat
Light
The Job of a Meteorologist


Sites:
Atmosphere
Why is the Sky Blue
NOAA Research
Web Weather for Kids
The Weather Channel Kids
Tornado Guide
EPA
Interactives Weather
Weather Wiz Kids
WeatherSpark
Sky Diary
Climatologist's Toolbox
NOAA Kids
The Weather Dude
BBC Natural Disasters
FEMA Kids
Fact Monster Natural Disasters


Books:
Why Why Why do Tornadoes Spin?
Weather Explained
Extreme Weather
Hurricane & Tornado
Forces of Nature
Restless Skies: The Ultimate Weather Book
The Magic School Bus Inside a Hurricane
Twisters and Other Terrible Storms
Anatomy of a Hurricane
Hurricanes
Tornadoes
Tornado! The Story Behind These Twisting, Turning, Spinning, and Spiraling Storms
Weather
Eyewitness Weather
Atmosphere
Is Our Weather Getting Worse
Extreme Weather
Meteorologist
Cambridge Guide to the Weather
Tying Down the Wind
The Weather



DVDs/Netflix:
Bill Nye: Climates
Eyewitness: Weather
The Weather discs 1 &2 (BBC)
Storm Chasers: Perfect Disaster
Raging Planet
National Geographic Nature's Fury
Hunt for the Supertwister
National Geographic: Killer Wave: Power of the Tsunami
National Geographic: Tornado Intercept
Storm Chasers


Activities:
Make a tornado

Cloud poster
8 Experiments/demonstrations from Elements of Science kit on Heat
9 Experiments/demonstrations from Elements of Science kit on Air
7 Experiments/demonstrations from Elements of Science kit on Light
Poster of safety rules for a tornado
Track weather, both forecasts & actual
Forecast the weather