Atmosphere Links For Teachers
Arranged in alphabetical order.
- Atmosphere Cycles of the Earth and Atmosphere - Find several modules relating to weather and the atmosphere.
- Atmospheric Sciences Division Activity Plans - Lesson Plans and Activities in Atmospheric Sciences including Ozone Dance, Remote Sensing, Cookies and Air Pressure, Harming the Atmosphere, Greenhouse Effect, Living in a Greenhouse, The Atmospheric Filter, Simple Spectroscope, Cloud Classifications.
- Discovery Education Lesson Plans Library for Weather (NEW) - Lesson plans and activities for grades K-12. Also available for a wide range of other topics.
- CERES is S'COOL - CERES (Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System) is a satellite system operated by scientists at NASA. S'COOL - Students' Cloud Observations On-Line - is a project which involves school children in real science.
- Climate Change Prediction - Climate Change Prediction is focused on developing, testing and applying coupled atmosphere-ocean general circulation models (GCMs) for climate simulation and prediction that stay at the leading edge of scientific knowledge and computational technology. Department of Energy.
- (The) Cloud Catalog - A page with pictures and descriptions of the different types of clouds and general cloud information.
- Earth Climate Course - What Determines a Planet's Climate? includes various activities from NASA.
- The Ultimate Guide to Clouds- A page with descriptions, activity ideas, and diagrams about clouds.
- Billion Dollar U.S. Weather Disasters, 1980-2005 - The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) is the "Nation’s Scorekeeper” in terms of addressing severe weather events in their historical perspective. This website reports on weather events that have had a great impact on the U.S. Check the U.S. map in the "Narrative/Map” section.
- Doppler Radar Technology - A great site for learning about the operational aspects of Doppler NWS Radar
- Global Warming Frequently Asked Questions - From the NOAA.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - The FEMA homepage continues to be one of the best sources for emergency management information on the Web.
- Into To The Electromagnetic Spectrum - Find a brief, rich illustrated primer to the electromagnetic spectrum.
- National Geographic - Make Lightning Strike.
- National Severe Storms Laboratory - A well designed easy to use site devoted to the severe side of weather. See the Weather Room for lessons and Q & A about weather phenomenon.
- National Weather Service Precipitation Analysis - NOAA, these pages from an experimental product show in map form the short-term observed and climatic trends of precipitation across the lower 48 United States (CONUS) and Puerto Rico.
- Weather Eye - An excellent site for K-12 lesson plans, activities, evaluations, pictures, etc.
- Weather World 2010 Project - From the University of Illinois.
- (The) Wild Nor'easter. (NEW) - What causes the East's winter storms? An interactive tool from MSNBC.
- (The) Wind: Our Fierce Friend - Everything you wanted to know about the wind. Multi-lessons presented in an inquiry-based learning format. Includes lesson plans, photos, videos, and a lot of other good stuff that allows cross discipline teaching.
- Tornado Visualization Collection - From the On the Cutting Edge module, Teaching Geoscience with Visualizations, presents animations and films that illustrate or help students investigate how tornados form, current research about the science involved, and the effects of tornados of different strengths.
- What Causes Tornados? (NEW) - An interactive tool from MSNBC