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Be a meteorologist

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Background

Weather directly affects people. It determines how they dress, what they do and what they need to pack. Weather is a constantly changing set of phenomena and is easily observable. Even though meteorology includes some complex scientific study, it is a wonderful example of how scientists make predictions based on measurements and observations.


Prior Knowledge

No prior knowledge necessary. Can be taught as a previsit, post visit or stand alone program.


Learning Intentions

In this progam students will:

  • Predict the weather
  • Learn about the weather using a variety of weather testing instruments
  • Demonstarte that air is all around us and wind is moving air
  • Determine wind direction and wind speed using bubbles
  • Construct a wind sock and observe the wind direction and wind speed

Activities

Students will:

  • Make predicitons about the weather
  • Use weather testing instruments to collect data
  • Use different equipment to observe wind direction and wind speed
  • Make a wind sock

Victorian Curriculum

  • People use science in their daily lives (VCSSU041)
  • Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape; daily and seasonal changes affect everyday life (VCSSU046)
  • Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (VCSIS050)
  • Use informal measurements in the collection and recording of observations (VCSIS052).

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