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;


Objectives: Students will study air patterns at three different levels of the troposphere.

National Science Education Standards: As a result of activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop an understanding of: abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, properties and changes of properties in matter, understandings about science and technology, and 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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