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In class you have learned about the six factors of weather, temperature, precipitation, cloud cover, humidity, wind and air pressure. What instruments do you use to gather data measurements about these factors?

Part 1. Become familiar with the instruments of weather data collection:

Learn about Weather Instruments

Find out how meteorologists use these instruments to collect data and forecast weather.

Learn more about Meteorologists

How should you record the data?

Keep a Weather Journal

Part 2. You and your classmates will be responsible for learning how to read weather instruments correctly. Make sure you have read the tutorials above.

Your class will be divided into 6 teams:

Now you are ready to share your skills with the other teams:

Resource Pages

Weather Instruments
Displaying Data with Graphs

Search Engines and Directories

Internet Scavenger Hunt

Criteria for Weather News Sites

Graphics from The Banner Generator and the Clip Art Collection of William H. Anderson

Created for the Fermilab LInC program sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office and Friends of Fermilab, and funded by United States Department of Energy, Illinois State Board of Education, North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium which is operated by North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), and the National Science Foundation.

Author: Karen R. LiVecchi East Moriches UFSD, East Moriches, New York; Edited by Marge Bardeen NTEP II PI.
Created: September 9, 1998 - Updated: December 9, 1998