The Ocean Motion, designed for students in grades 9-12, offers a review of the surface circulation of Earth’s ocean, along with classroom investigations. The website features a toolbox of satellite and model data, allowing investigation of ocean surface current patterns and how they relate to issues of navigation, weather/climate, natural hazards, and marine resources.
The American Meteorological Society is again offering a free online weather course, “DataStreme Atmosphere,” beginning in January 2010. The course offers teachers free educational materials and access to the semester course.
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Participants must be teaching professionals at the precollege level who live in an area served by a Local Implementation Team (LIT).
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NOAA’s Ocean Service Education website offers new Living in the Weather resources for teachers. These materials explain how meteorologists observe and predict the weather. To understand weather and climate, one needs to understand the atmospheric and oceanic conditions and the interrelatedness of weather and climate. The resources will help teacher engage their students in the exploration and prediction of atmospheric conditions responsible for weather patterns and climatic conditions, and investigate how extreme weather impacts people and the environment.