SCIENCE Get a good look at Jupiter’s Great Red Spot while you can. The giant storm is shrinking, and it might fade into memory within your lifetime. (Business Insider) Use our activity to learn more about the Great Red Spot and what it has in common with storms on Earth. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion … Continue reading Jupiter’s Great Red Spot May Soon Be a Great Red Memory
UNITED STATES Perhaps you’ve heard the line: “If you don’t like the weather in Chicago, wait five minutes.” Or you’ve heard it applied to a city nearer to you: Denver or San Francisco or Atlanta or Boston. But where in the country is the weather truly the most unpredictable? (FiveThirtyEight) How do scientists measure weather? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources … Continue reading What Cities Have the Most Unpredictable Weather in the U.S.?
Here’s an advance look at a some of the “This Day in Geographic History” (TDIGH) events coming up this week. For each date, we’ve matched it with a map or visual, background information, and a classroom activity so you can plan ahead. Monday, September 26 TDIGH: Happy Birthday, Johnny Appleseed Born as John Chapman in 1774, the nomadic farmer got his nickname from the thousands … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, September 26 – October 2
WEATHER Tens of millions of Americans are covered by winter weather advisories, watches, or warnings. Sort them out here. (The Weather Channel) Use our activity to create a weather map of the U.S. or your local area. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Take a look at the National Weather Hazards map from the good … Continue reading Winter Storm Jonas: Advisory, Watch, Warning, Threat
ENVIRONMENT Storms battered the Southern Plains, as far east as Florida and as far south as Mexico, resulting in deadly floods, a rush of tornadoes, and gale-force winds. (CNN) Use our activity to create your own weather map, and take a look at our own with today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas … Continue reading Storms Sweep through the Southern Plains