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Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators

March 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators is a categorized list of websites that can be used for instructional planning and professional growth. The site is frequently updated to include new sites for teaching and learning. In the “Subject Access” section of the site, you will find a list of links to subject areas. Clicking a subject area link provides access to a list of resources that can be used for developing classroom activities.

By clicking on the Weather Info and Maps link in the “Subject Access” section, I found a list of weather-related links. The Intellicast site provided six interactive weather maps. The Local Weather Report provided current conditions, 10-day forecast; times of sunrise/sunset and moonrise/moonset; moon phases; wind direction and speed. Additional links provided an interactive weather map, hourly forecast, historic averages, past observations, and more. This site would be an excellent resource for a science unit on weather and could be adapted for use at all grade levels.

Another link in this category directed to NOAA Education Resources. This site provided a wealth of resource collections on topics such as hurricanes, weather observations, watersheds, flooding, and pollution, estuaries, ocean pollution, changing seasons, the Gulf oil spill, and many more! Each link presented information related to the topic, along with links to additional resources. This site would be appropriate for science students in grades 6 and above.

The image above depicts storm clouds over the Brittany coast in France.

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