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Resource Listing for Weather and Climate Instruction

This document provides a listing of available instructional resources intended to assist those who teach weather and climate at any level from preschool through introductory college level courses. While an effort was made to select easily obtainable materials, some materials may not be available everywhere or may have become obsolete. This list is for informational purposes only and inclusion of an item on the list does not represent an endorsement of that product. Some good source materials may have been omitted inadvertently. You may reproduce this document or portions of it for non-commercial educational use in schools on the condition that this source is acknowledged.

The entire Resource Guide can be downloaded in PDF* format: resourceguide.pdf (201 KB, updated Nov 13, 2000), or you can download individual sections:

  1. Cover Sheet / Table of Contents: contents.pdf (11 KB)
  2. Introduction and Scope and Career Guidance Material: sect1and2.pdf (10 KB)
  3. General Instructional Materials: section3.pdf (25 KB)
  4. Audiovisual Materials: section4.pdf (36 KB)
  5. Printed Material: section5.pdf (77 KB)
  6. Instruments and Other Equipment: section6.pdf (16 KB)
  7. Computer/Internet: section7.pdf (33 KB) - New 3/19/01: web page: partial listing of Internet links
  8. Data Sources: section8.pdf (14 KB)
  9. Professional Organizations: section9.pdf (6 KB)
  10. Additional Resource Contacts: section10.pdf (27 KB)
  11. Abbreviations: section11.pdf (5 KB)

The original Resource Listing for Weather and Climate Instruction was created by Dr. Edward J. Hopkins of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It was adapted by Ronald L. Holle of the former Global Atmospherics, Incorporated, and R. James Vavrek (jv48 @ netzero.net) of Eggers Middle School, Hammond, Indiana. This version was updated by Daphne S. Zaras (daphne.zaras @ noaa.gov) of the National Severe Storms Laboratory.

Ideas for Using Weather and Tornadoes to Teach Math and Science

Several ideas for using real or simplified science to teach a number of subjects from math, geometry, geography, and even biology.

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