Weather

Image: New Zealand tornado by Scott Benjamin on Flickr

The following online resources relate to weather and how it affects our lives. From the crops we grow and how we build our homes, to the clothes we wear. SCIS 1525205

See also Extreme weather


Dan's Wild Weather Page

A site from meteorologist Dan Satterfield that keeps visitors up to date with the latest weather news. Also explains meteorological terms such as clouds, tornadoes and hurricanes.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
www.wildwildweather.com/


ManyAnswers

To discover information on the school work site ManyAnswers use the search term weather.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
http://manyanswers.co.nz


Meteorology

A starting page to learning about meteorology, climatology, and atmospheric physics, which are subsets of the atmospheric sciences.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate
http://encyclopedia.kids.net.au/page/me/Meteorology


NZ Metservice

Current New Zealand weather forecasts including information on marine, mountain, high seas. Gives short forecasts for all areas of New Zealand.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
www.metservice.co.nz/national/


Weather

This Science Learning Hub video sets out to discover what weather and climate are, and how the water cycle is the key to the weather.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
www.sciencelearn.org.nz/Contexts/H2O-On-the-Go/Sci-Media/Video/Water-and-weather


Weather Wiz Kids

Includes facts, folklore, games, jokes, experiments, and activities, written by a meteorologist.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate
www.weatherwizkids.com/


Wild Weather

A site looking at thunderstorms hurricanes, tornadoes and blizzards.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/satmet/modules/wild_weather/index.html


EPIC

Log on to EPIC, to discover a range of articles and multimedia on all aspects of weather. A school log on and password is required.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
http://www.tki.org.nz/epic2

Books

Have you thought about using fiction with your class to support your topic? The following are some suggestions for your students (and you) to read and enjoy.

Chilly Milly Moo, by Fiona Ross, 2011 (picture book)
Eye of the storm, by Kate Messner, 2012 (young adult)
Groundhog weather school, by Joan Holub, 2009 (picture book)
The storm makers, by Jennifer E. Smith, 2012 (junior fiction)

Videos

A selection of videos on a number of weather topics. Science Kids. Various lengths.
www.sciencekids.co.nz/videos/weather.html