Any one of the following activities can show what you have learned in your investigation.


Many of the images you will acquire and print will be interesting and informative. Mount several of your images on some foam board or cardboard and ask your school to use a prominent display case to  set up your display. If you LAMINATE your images, they will last a lot longer and you can hand them around in class for other students to see. Put  a title and explanation in your display, naming each image, telling how you got them and perhaps inviting other students to come to your room and participate in your project. If you get good pictures of each weather feature and write their names underneath, it makes a good display.

Ask if you can make your room or the computer center in your room, the WEATHER CENTER  for your school. Invite other schools to visit and start a WEATHER CLUB. Invite professional weather forecasters to speak to your club and see what you are doing.

Participate in a SCIENCE FAIR, presenting your pictures and describing what you have discovered. Presenting the entire LIFE TIME of a feature, such as a hurricane which you have discovered, works very well. Use the official name of the hurricane in your display and be sure to show your early pictures, from before it was an official hurricane.

    Keep a note book or journal describing your day-to-day activities at your weather center. Describe what you do to get your information and images, what happens each day to the weather in your area and what the you think the trends are and why. Keeping track of these trends will make you a better weather forecaster. Compare your journals with those of other students to see what they have found and compare your discoveries and forecasts with theirs. If you become part of a long term observation, like a year or more, you will find that as time goes by, you will get better and better at forecasting the weather. The specific weather for each day can change very quickly because of local changes. Don't be too discouraged if you miss a forecast, the weather is very fickle and hard to predict.

    Once you have acquired enough knowledge to make a good presentation on what you have found, ask your teacher to let you do so during class. Also, ask if you can make a presentation in other classrooms or at other schools. Be sure to take all your pictures, your descriptions of features and your findings regarding trends you have observed. You will find, if you do this, that the other kids will be very interested in your pictures and discoveries. Also, traveling as a team makes it more fun.

If you make contact with meteorologists or weather forecasters in your area, keep a journal of all your activities, record their visit and ask them if you can stay in touch via e-mail and or video conferencing. When major weather events occur, like storms or big changes in the temperature, these scientists get very busy. When things are quiet, though, they probably will be glad to have some one to talk to about what they do. They may have some ideas for projects you might do or places you might visit.  Also, they may invite you to their workplace, once they find out you are serious about your observation.

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