Weather Wise

An introduction to the fundamentals of weather, "Weather Wise" includes how to read and record weather data -- using maps, legends, graphs, charts and lists. Activities use the Weather page of The Washington Post to teach about weather; to practice reading legends, maps and data; and to create graphs and stem and leaf plots. "Tools to Measure Atmosphere" and "Word Study: A Look at Weather Words" highlight the vocabulary of weather collection and description. Two word puzzles and a tornado activity are also included. Online resources include lessons on the Web, books for teachers and students, and links to media meteorology information.

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