- What cause weather
- The types of clouds used to predict weather
- Difference between weather and climate
- How thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes are formed
Accurately recording and interpreting data is the basis for any type of scientific experiment. Students will strengthen their data collecting skills by measuring and recording the daily weather conditions at their school. Under the instruction of a Bio-Bus fellow, students will create a bar graph with the data they collected during the week.
Teachers are required to collect EMPTY water bottles in order to create tornados in the bottle. The rest of the material will be provided by the Bio-Bus. This module will require a good bit of planning and coordinating between teachers and the Bio-Bus staff, but students will benefit by being able to walk away from this module with better understanding of weather.
Where Taught: In a classroom or lab
# Students: Up to 30 students, with an observer.
Time needed for presentation: 55-90 minutes
Georgia Performance Standards: SKCS3,S1CS2,S1CS3,S1E1,S1E2, S2E2,and S2E3