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  • Gary's Weather Updates
    the air pressure Another Use for Disposable Rubber Gloves The teacher s guide describes using a rubber stopper with a short length of plastic aquarium tubing attached to change the pressure inside a flask in the Clouds in a Flask activity Of course students must place the end of the tube in their mouths in order to blow on the end To manage this activity you need to designate one student in each group as the one to place the tube in their mouth and remind the class not to pass the apparatus around for all to try it Another option might be to try using a disposable rubber glove attached to the flask with rubber bands around the neck of the flask If you can get a good seal then you can change the pressure inside the flask by pushing down and then pulling up on the glove Watch for Large Glass Jars For almost every purpose plastic containers seem to be superior to glass ones A quick look around the supermarket shows that they are certainly more popular Some of the best science demonstrations will work only with glass containers however so watch for and hang on to large glass containers when you find them A large glass pickle jar works great for the Clouds in a Flask activity When you seal the opening with a rubber sheet or disposable rubber glove you can produce clouds or fog inside quite dramatically Calibrate Your Barometer Remember that you can calibrate your barometer to match local conditions Barometers are set in the factory but differences in elevation alter the originally setting on the barometer Check local conditions on the news internet or from a local airport and then set your own barometer to match Use the small set screw on

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  • Cloud Watching Project
    clouds date location Share your observations with Gary by recording your observations below Keep thinking about the clouds in your area Be sure to share ideas and questions with other schools in the discussion group area of this electronic classroom Keep in touch with Gary directly by e mail Have fun and Keep Doing Science Related Links For more information on cloud types and characteristics here are some links to related information Send Gary Your Data Use the form below to send in the results of your cloud investigation Gary will compile the results and post them here to share Be sure to visit his discussion group and share your ideas and questions with him Cloud Observation Send in your data daily or at least once a week Click on the circle under Type of clouds you observed Cirrus Stratus Cumulus Cirrus clouds meaning curl are very high thin wispy clouds made of ice At this high altitude the temperature is always below freezing They may form feathery strands called mares tails and often indicate an approaching warm front Stratus clouds meaning stretched out are unbroken sheets of gray clouds They look like fog with the base above the ground

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  • Soda Pop Clouds
    Back to top Leading the Activity Explorations Questions and Sharing How cold does the bottle need to be in order for the cloud to form Try a bottle that is cool to the touch but not cold How about a bottle that is at room temperature Which works better a pop off cap or a twist off cap Why do you think that is How about a sealed bottle of some other beverage Try a non carbonated beverage and see what happens Can you explain your observations using carbonated and non carbonated beverages Does the beverage need to be carbonated Why or why not Share your ideas I would really like to hear from you and find out what you have observed and what your ideas and explanations are There may be silly prizes to be earned Ways to share your ideas Share your ideas in a discussion group Share your ideas with Gary directly Back to top Background What s going on Pressure and temperature are directly related Changing the pressure in a system alters the temperature If the pressure is released the temperature will drop and the opposite is true for increasing the pressure This works both ways

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  • Weather Links
    more National Weather Service Direct access to official U S weather product information and observations Includes access to 12 and 24 hour forecasts as well as 7 day forecasts with storm predictions The NOAA Weather Page The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration brings us this page with links to spaceflight images showing nighttime lights of the world hurricanes and tropical storms and other weather services Online Guides to Meteorology University of Illinois Web based instructional modules including light and optics clouds and precipitation forces and winds air masses and fronts weather forecasting severe storms hurricanes El Nino and the hydrologic cycle Quick Weather Links A collection of links from Mike Lew Lamar Science Now An archive of issues of the Science Now newsletter featuring information on weather and related issues UM Weather Access to thousands of forecasts images and a large collection of weather links presented by the Weather Underground at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor USA TODAY Weather Weather highlights from around the globe current weather summary storm research wind chill and how it works and much more The Weather Channel Learn about weather with the experts check out the storm watch throughout the U S and read the top weather stories Weather Climate Institute of Global Environment and Society and the Center for Ocean Land Atmosphere Studies present weather forecasts climate outlooks storm information and El Nino forecasts at this site Weather Dude Nick Walker hosts this site especially for kids parents and teachers Check out the weather songs the online book about weather favorite weather books and even grant info for teachers and their classrooms Weather Glossary Vocabulary terms used by meterologists forecasters weather observers and in weather forecasts compiled from several sources Weather Hub International weather searchable by continent or country name as well

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  • Science Books
    in these 60 or so pages Cosgrove Brian Eyewitness Books Weather Dorling Kindersley 1987 As we have mentioned before the Eyewitness Books are wonderful They combine eye catching graphics with concise text to create an engaging taste of science Many of the concepts illustrated in this book reinforce and extend concepts from the TEAMS Science Weather module The antique weather instruments depicted illustrate weather concepts often more clearly than modern black box instruments where the working parts cannot be seen Farndon John Dictionary of the Earth Dorling Kindersley Publishing Inc 1994 This is a great reference for both teachers and students The entries are arranged thematically and include wonderful illustrations and photos which nicely present the concepts I use this book quite a bit Farndon John How the Earth Works The Reader s Digest Association Inc 1992 Can you tell I like these How the Works books They include great photos and illustrations often of kids doing the activities The books include clear explanations and interesting things to try As you kids or adults flip through this book you will certainly be motivated to try some of the activities Forrester Frank H 1001 Questions Answered About the Weather Dover Publications Inc 1981 This is a handy reference for a variety of weather questions which are arranged in topical groups for easy reference Within the topics there are questions posed and answered in an easy to read concise manner Freier George D PhD Weather Proverbs Fisher Books 1992 Although I have only just browsed this book it is a fascinating reference The book explores how some 600 entries can be used to accurately explain and predict the weather You ll want to pick this book up often and browse through the sayings proverbs and explanations Lee Albert Weather Wisdom Facts and

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  • Gary's Teacher's Corner
    and Science Reform A database of more than 1 100 entries that describe projects and organizations dedicated to significantly improving mathematics and science education in elementary and secondary schools from the Annenberg CPB Math and Science collection National Science Education Standards Access the National Science Education Standards document and look at the components that support quality science education Chapter 6 on science content can guide our work in planning and

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  • Parent' Page
    Colors Chemical of the Week Learn about the chemical transformation of leaf pigments in the autumn Kitchen Chemistry Acids and Bases Interesting activities that use materials found in the kitchen Wondernet The American Chemical Society provides an educational resources Your Science Place in Cyberplace activities for elementary students that need to carried out with proper adult supervision Return to top Life Cycles Butterflies at the Fields Museum The Field Museum of Natural History provides a wealth of information about butterflies as well as sampling of their moth and butterfly collection Butterfly and Moth Rearing Information on how to raise butterflies and moths in a jar Darkling Beetle Mealworm Rearing Information on how to raise mealworms Silkworm Rearing Information on how to raise silkworms Where Do Butte rflies Come From Life Cycle information and a simple art project for children Return to top Weather Weather Tools Instructions on how to make weather tools to help measure wind air pressure moisture and temperature Return to top Online Science Museums and Centers Exploris Interesting and thought provoking online exhibits and activities about how the world works and our part in it Exploratorium The Exploratorium makes available excellent exhibits and activities for science nature medicine technology art and culture The Field Museum The online exhibits include Sue the largest most complete best preserved T rex Lions of Tsavo Sounds from the Vaults Underground Adventure Anthropology Collections Butterflies at the Field Museum and Life Over Time Geology Museum The University of Wisconsin Department of Geology and Geophysics Geology Museum Explore the museum take a virtual tour or browse the collections Lincoln Park Zoo Enjoy a photo rich and informational tour of the zoo Choose a live camera to visit the Lion s Den Great Ape House or Swan Pond Miami Museum of Science The Science

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  • Earth Processes Kit Information
    for your state locality Price effective through June 30 2001 Full Kit Refill Kit 715 0087 715 0098 230 85 45 85 One full kit serves approximately 30 students Qty Unit Description 8 8 6 1 20 1 16 8 8 50 1 8 8 1 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 9 9 9 16 20 1 1 4 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 each each each each each 1 lb each each each each each each each 6 lbs 6 lbs 5 lbs 4 qts each each each 8 oz each each each each each 27 ft 10 lb bag each each each each each each each each each each each each each each Beakers plastic Cubes wooden Bottles dropper Calcite chips Caps for tubes Clay plasticine Containers 1 1 Containers plastic large hole Containers plastic small hole Cups foam Labels p 50 Magnifiers Balance beams Sand fine brown Sand aquarium gravel Soil clay Soil potting Spoons measuring 1 Tbl Wooden sticks p 100 Tape duct 2 x 20 Vinegar Stream tables Grids stream table Grommets stream table Trays plastic Tubes plastic Tubing vinyl Diatomaceous earth Filter masks Toothpicks

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