Understanding the basic features that drive the weather is important for understanding weather forecasting. In this activity students investigate differential heating and then connect that understanding to weather. Students are required to design a procedure, collect data, and make sense of that data. These investigative skills require students to be mentally engaged, and better model what scientists do while highlighting the inquisitive nature of science. This activity promotes National Science Education Standards A, B, D, and G and Iowa Teaching Standards 1, 2, 3, and 6.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 2007 by the Iowa Academy of Science
White, Elizabeth and Pett, Morgan
"On Cloud 9: Helping Students Relate the Concept of Differential Heating to Changes in Weather,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 34
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol34/iss3/5