About Rainbows Author Donald Ahrens in his text Meteorology Today describes a rainbow as "one of the most spectacular light shows observed on earth". Indeed the traditional rainbow is sunlight spread out into its spectrum of colors and diverted to the eye of the observer by water droplets. The "bow" part of the word describes the fact that the rainbow is a group of nearly circular arcs of color all having a common center.
Blustery Beginnings What do your students already know about wind? That's a tough question. Each one brings an entirely different history to your classroom. Has anyone been to Mount Washington? Has anyone survived a hurricane? Have your students even had the chance to fly a kite? In order to establish some sort of commonality, begin your exploration of wind by using some of the following resources.
BrainPop: Rainbows Learn about rainbows on this fun site by watching a movie, taking a quiz, trying out an experiment, and lots more!
First-School's First Climate & Weather Features fun lesson plans and activities related to climate and weather conditions for young chidren (ages 2 to 6). Free printable crafts, online activities, activity pages, coloring pages and more.
Fun Summertime Activities for Kids The summer is a great time to connect with your kids. The days are longer and there is no school and fewer activities. Here are some fun summertime activities to share with your children.
Hurricanes and Tropical Weather I separated this site from the main weather site to make the info more accessible for Tropical Weather Lovers and hasten download time. It includes My Favorite Sources of Tropical Information, Reconnaissance Information, Buoy Data, Satellite Movies , Single Frame Satellite Imagery, Spectacular Imagery from Previous Years , Computer Models , Radar , Predictive Forecasting Tools, the Saffir-Simpson Scale of Hurricane Intensity and a Temperature and Pressure Conversion Chart.
Snowtastic Snow This site contains a lot of information about snow, the science of how it's made, winter safety, and more! 1998 award-winning ThinkQuest Junior site.
SpaceWeather.com SpaceWeather.com -- News and information about meteor showers, solar flares, auroras, and near-Earth asteroids. Daily monitoring of solar flares, geomagnetic storms, Earth's aurora, and all forms of space weather.
Temperate Deciduous Forest The Temperate Deciduous Forest biome has four seasons of winter, spring, summer, and fall. Animals and plants have special adaptations to cope with these yearly changes.
The Seasons Learn all about the four seasons of the year, what causes the seasons, and description of seasonal changes.
The Weather Dude Welcome to the weather education site especially for kids, parents and teachers from Nick Walker of The Weather Channel.*
Web Weather For Kids Atmospheric science experiments for kids. Create a thunderstorm, lightning, tornadoes right in your classroom or at home.
Winter Activities for Kids Once there is a little nip in the air, there are many fun activities you can do with your children. Just because summer is over, it doesn't mean that the fun is. Here are some great fall and winter activities to do with your kids.
World Meteorological Organization The World Meteorological Organization coordinates global scientific activity to allow increasingly prompt and accurate weather information and other services for public, private and commercial use, including international airline and shipping industries.