How can making weather observations now help forecast what’s changing?
Class begins with some basic weather observation. Using these basic observations, students will learn about the major principles of weather. Demonstrations, activities, and games lead them through a simple understanding of how heat and cold collisions combine with the rotation of the Earth to create wind, cloud cover, the jet stream, and other components of weather. Then, using these basic principles of weather, students will learn to forecast temperature trends, cloud cover, and precipitation for 8-12 hours.