S4E4. Students will analyze weather charts/maps and collect weather data to predict weather events and infer patterns and seasonal changes.

a. Identify weather instruments and explain how each is used in gathering weather data and making forecasts (thermometer, rain gauge, barometer, wind vane, anemometer).

b. Using a weather map, identify the fronts, temperature, and precipitation and use the information to interpret the weather conditions.

c. Use observations and records of weather conditions to predict weather patterns throughout the year.

d. Differentiate between weather and climate.



Resources

EdHeads - this online simulation allow students to learn about and practice reading a weather map to predict and interpret weather conditions. (S4E4b). http://www.edheads.org/activities/weather/frame_loader.htm. This activity tracks students results and give feedback throughout the lesson and has the option to print the final results to show correct and incorrect answers.