STORM Project

Grade Level

Gr. 9; Gr. 10; Gr. 11; Gr. 12; Gr. Secondary

Document Type

Activities and Labs


Environmental science--Experiments; Ecology--Experiments; Atmospheric physics--Experiments;


Objective: Students will demonstrate the relationship between precipitation types and surface temperatures.They will use forecast maps to predict where snow or rain will fall over the next several days.

National Science Education Standards – As a result of activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop an
understanding of structure of the earth system.


Department of Earth Science


STORM Project - Science Center for Teaching, Outreach, and Research on Meteorology


Level 2 Weather Activities:

  • Activity 1: Reading Universal Time
  • Activity 2: Drawing Isotherms
  • Activity 3: Structure of the Atmosphere
  • Activity 4: Winds Around Highs and Lows
  • Activity 5: Fronts
  • Activity 6: Mid-Latitude Cyclones
  • Activity 7: Precipitation Patterns
  • Activity 8: Drawing Isobars
  • Activity 9: Air Pressure and Weather
  • Activity 10: Decoding METAR Data
  • Activity 11: Reading and Using Meteograms
  • Activity 12: Upper Air Plots

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