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So, you have chosen to design a weather news Website to provide local weather information to the community. First, investigate other weather news Websites. Use the search tools below to look for professional Websites as well as sites designed by students like you.

Search Tools
 Yahooligans! Searchopolis

What keywords will you use? What directories will you choose? Record your answers in your weather notebook. Note which keywords and directories turn up useful or not so useful results. Share these notes with your classmates to help them in their searches.

As you examine the sites, note what features make the site easy or difficult to use.

Record items that should be included in the Webpage in your weather notebook What items should be left out? Record the Internet addresses of some sites that illustrate your choices.

As a class, discuss and compare your results.

Devise and record a list of criteria for designing a good weather news site. (Later you will use these criteria as a rubric to assess your own weather Website. Check out a sample rubric.)

Here are a few websites to get you started:

Sample Weather News Websites
 WBZ News Weather Lincoln Weather

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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