University of Wisconsin/Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies
Activity requires about 1-2 hours.Learn more about Teaching Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness»
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- Educator will need to make the link between extreme weather events and climate and climate change.
- Could be used as a self-directed activity.
About the Science
- This resource is a collection of visualizations, animations, and simulations showing the characteristics of thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and blizzards as seen by satellite images. Ample background material is provided with these visualizations, as well as in other modules in this course.
- Comments from expert scientist: This activity identifies observations, facts, interpretations and hypotheses. It also presents valid and accurate concepts, models, and skills. The data sources are clearly identified. Overall, this is very scientifically strong. I also think students will be very interested in the topic(s).
About the Pedagogy
- This is an excellent way to learn how to observe extreme weather patterns form satellite images.
- The resource includes a number of quizzes using satellite images, and a set of assessment questions.
- Embedded animations and interactives are effective in augmenting and illustrating important weather concepts.