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Tuesday Teacher Tips: How many inches of snow are we getting?

Welcome to the Tuesday Teacher Tips series! Each week we’ll highlight teaching and learning resources, ideas to use in the classroom, as well as things to ponder as you go about your teaching day.

With the current winter storm in my area, everyone is keeping their eye on the weather. Weather presents lots of opportunities for real-life math. How many inches of snow will there be? What’s the temperature? What’s the wind chill factor? How many miles per hour is the wind blowing?

Check out these websites to use with your students to learn about weather, and use a little math in the process!

 Weather Channels Kids: From the Weather Channel. Among other things on the website, type in your zip code for a kid-friendly 2-day forecast. Then type in a California zip code. Compare the temperatures.

Weather Wiz Kids: A site written by meteorologist, Crystal Wicker. Lots of excellent information, including a page on the various instruments used to measure weather!

Web Weather for Kids: Includes weather safety tips, weather experiments, and definitions.

 FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) for Kids: Information on how to prepare for a disaster (flood, hurricane, tornado, etc.), causes of disasters, and what to do if there is one. Videos, photos, Disaster Supply Kit recommendations, games, and lots of important information are included here.

Do you have any weather websites you like to use in the classroom? We’d love to hear about them!

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