Author: Sarah

Just sharing this because it is so cool – Result of submerged volcano?

This isn’t one of  my regular blogs for this class, but it is related to this class and I thought you all might enjoy seeing it. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/08/10/158577099/7-500-square-miles-of-pumice-floating-in-pacific-is-weirdest-thing-ive-seen?utm_source=fp&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=20120810

Two Ways to Create a Solar System

What I’m posting here are two completely different ways to create a solar system. The first link is really about building a model of our solar system.  I’ve used this with my class to build a scale model solar system.…

Making Clouds

This is such a classic experiment/demonstration that I think it has to be included in any weather unit. It is fun and it teaches a lot. I have done this in a variety of different ways but this site gives an…

Animated Alaska forecast maps with isobars, isotherms, wind and cloud cover

The site I’m linking to here (http://www.weather-forecast.com/maps/Alaska-United-States?symbols=none&type=lapse) is useful for helping students visualize high and low pressure systems and how they move, as well as helping them gain familiarity with isobars and isotherms.  When you first open the link you…

Melting Ice and Global Sea Level Rise

The experiment idea I’ve linked to here is really simple, but it also helps clarify something that I think can be confusing to students. Why did the sea level rise at the end of the ice age?  Why would global…