Project Nitty Gritty
The weather station is a class project, but you will work in small research teams to see what you can learn from the data. Research teams begin their work by reviewing the project. What do you want to learn? Your class will be divided into six teams. Each team will:
- Develop two or three research ideas and discuss them with your science teacher before choosing the one you will study.
- Make a weather notebook to keep track of your work. Scientists keep a log or journal recording what worked and what did not work! Your teacher may check this notebook from time to time to assess the progress your team is making.
- Make a list of what you already know about weather and weather prediction and what you think you need to find out. Save this list so you can look at it during the project. You can cross off what you learn and add new things to learn.
- Work with others. Get ideas and collaborators for your research. Use the contact links to get in touch with Project W.A.R.M. and BNL meterologists.
- Develop a work plan outlining key steps and the team member who will have primary responsibility to helping the team complete that step accurately and on time.
- Share what you have learned. Sharing results is an important part of the work that scientists do. You have two things to report, your weather predictions and the results of your research study. You can also share your data with the BNL meterologists and students in Project W.A.R.M. Contact BNL to find out how to share your data.
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Author: Karen R. LiVecchi firstname.lastname@example.org East Moriches UFSD, East Moriches, New York; Edited by Marge Bardeen NTEP II PI.
Created: September 9, 1998 - Updated: December 9, 1998