"Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it!" *
Well, not anymore! The NASA-sponsored Classroom of the Future program has created STORM-E, a distance learning weather simulation targeting grades 4-6. It asks students, "Can you predict the weather?"
STORM-E (Students and Teachers Observing and Recording Meteorological Events) is an exciting, culminating event to any weather unit. It not only draws upon students' content knowledge of weather, it also uses many inquiry and processing skills noted in the national science and mathematics standards.
* This quote comes from an 1890 unsigned editorial in The Hartford Courant. The author might have been Charles Dudley Warner or Mark Twain.