Weather Web Links
Our writers recommended these independent websites as background information and content supplements for Weather lessons.
Children learn more about weather on this fun, interactive website. (http://pbskids.org/catinthehat/games/weather-transformer.html)
An article on photographing snowflakes that includes some excellent snowflake photos.
This kid-friendly web site from the Weather Channel provides games, weather information, photos, and other weather resources for kids.
The National Weather Service (NWS) web site provides direct access to weather forecasts and summaries for select cities, maps of NWS regions, storm predictions, and educational links.
USA Today provides a very informative site with links to graphics and explanations of numerous weather topics, from “air masses” to “winter weather.”
This web site contains temperature-related links of humorous or general interest, including “Fahrenheit’s thermometer” and “the origin of the Celsius temperature scale.”
From the USA Today weather web site, this page provides links that explain water in the atmosphere, including information about clouds and fog, evaporation and condensation, humidity, rain, and snow.
This is a module from the University of Illinois’ WW2010 online meteorology guide. With photos and careful text, it offers sections on the development of clouds and precipitation; cloud types; and precipitation types including rain, snow, hail, sleet, and freezing rain.
This interactive website allows students to manipulate the water cycle to learn where water exists, how it moves, and how it changes form. (http://earthguide.ucsd.edu/earthguide/diagrams/watercycle/)
Water is constantly moving, but where does it go? Watch this three minute video and get the full story on the water cycle. (http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/studyjams/water_cycle/)
This fun, interactive website allows students to learn how water moves through the water cycle. (http://www.epa.gov/ogwdw000/kids/flash/flash_watercycle.html)
A fun, interactive website that challenges students to help a drop of water avoid pitfalls and predators while they navigate through several challenging levels of the water cycle.(http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/droplet.html)