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Weather (Indiana 4-H)

Youth will learn basic information about weather, including what causes variations in weather and why we have different seasons and climates on the earth. In this project you will observe and record weather conditions and learn weather symbols.

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Manuals - (Order from The Education Store, except Weather IV which is only available online)

  • Level 1, Weather Watchers, 4-H 346, Weather Poster
  • Level 2 Storm Spotters, 4-H 379
  • Level 3, Clouds: Signposts of the Sky, 4-H 399
  • Level 4, Fonts & Symbols, 4-H 426

Facilitator/Leaders Guide

Resources

Interview with Marshall Huffman, meteorogist

  • Leaders Guide (on-line only)
  • Level 2: Grade 5, Weather Data Sheet (optional), Explaination of the equation for approximating the wind speed equation (page 8)
  • Level 4: Station Model instructions
  • Level 4: Independent Study suggestion: Become a CoCoRaHS volunteer!
    • CoCoRaHS - Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network
    • Volunteers provide weather data online across the country
    • Indiana Coordinators (contact for the next training session)
  • NOAA Weather forecast (enter your zipcode)
  • Window to the Universe website

Opportunities
Lugar-Purdue Future of Forestry Program and Scholarship

  • For high school students only
  • Increase your knowledge of forest science
  • Earn a certificate from Indiana's U.S. Senator Lugar
  • A chance to earn a $3,000 scholarship from Purdue’s Department of Forestry and Natural Resources.
  • High school seniors can earn 3 university academic credits

Images from the American Geological Institute (IGS, see "Weather")

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