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The task of providing hands-on as well as minds-on activities for students in science is one of concern to many scientists and educators. In an effort to inspire student interest in science and technology, scientists from the Forecast Systems Laboratory, a laboratory within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Environmental Research Laboratories, and classroom teachers from the Boulder Valley School District collaborated to produce a series of Student Activities in Meteorology (SAM). The following SAM activities are included: (1) "Tracking Severe Weather with Doppler Radar"; (2) "Wind Profiler: Doppler Radar in a Vertical Direction"; (3) "Looking at Severe Weather: Lightning and Tornadoes"; (4) "Wind Chill"; (5) "Greenhouse Effect: Too Much, Too Little, or Just Right?"; (6) Volcanoes: Ozone Depletion and Atmospheric Cooling"; (7) "Using Statistics to Analyze Climate Data"; (8) "Carbon Monoxide Pollution, Wind Speed, and Wind Direction"; (9) "Air Traffic, Weather, and Vectors"; and (10) "Sunspots: Space Weather Monitoring." Each activity contains: (1) statement of the problem; (2) materials needed; (3) background information; (4) description of the procedures; and (5) a list of questions. (A glossary of 85 terms is included along with an answer key.) (ZWH)

Descriptors: Air Pollution, Earth Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Greenhouse Effect, Hands on Science, Meteorology, Science Activities, Science Education, Technology Education, Vectors (Mathematics), Weather, Wind (Meteorology)

Autor: Meier, Beverly L.; Passarelli, Elisa


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