Weather Prediction Science Games
In this series of games, your students will learn about the observational tools meteorologists use to forecast the weather, and what those forecasts mean. The Weather Prediction learning objective — based on NGSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research.
Scroll down for a preview of this learning objective’s games and the concepts they drive home.
Teachers can boost science learning when they incorporate our games and lessons into their classrooms. With standards-aligned content based on new science curricula — like NGSS, TEKS, SOL, and more — each learning objective builds on the material that students need to know.
Weather is a combination of the temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, and wind occurring in the atmosphere at a given place and time. These conditions are caused by complex interactions between the air, oceans, and land.
Weather scientists called meteorologists observe these atmospheric conditions to make weather forecasts. Because weather systems are so complex accurate predictions are difficult. To compensate, meteorologists use probability. For example, if the forecast shows an 80% chance of rain, it means in the past, under the same weather conditions, it has rained 80% of the time.
Meteorologists use a variety of tools, like thermometers, barometers, anemometers, rain gauges, Doppler radar, weather balloons, and satellites. This allows them to take measurements from the ground, the air, and outer space. They also use maps to describe current and future conditions. The more data meteorologists can collect, the better their ability to make accurate forecasts.
A preview of each game in the learning objective is found below.
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