WEATHER Sand storms in the Sahara influence snowfall over the Black Sea. (Smithsonian) What else makes for “strange rains”? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas View this post on Instagram Марс атакует 🌔 #smurygins_family_trip A post shared by Alina Smurygina (@sinyaya_ptiza) on Mar 23, 2018 at 11:55pm PDT Take a look at the photo above. … Continue reading Orange Snow in Eastern Europe
WEATHER While humans have the ability to evacuate during an impending hurricane, wild animals don’t have that luxury. So as nearly 6 million humans are instructed to flee Hurricane Irma, what’s happening to our feathered, furred and scaled friends? (Miami Herald and The Telegraph) What is a hurricane? How does it work? Find out with our Forces of Nature interactive. Teachers, scroll down for a … Continue reading What Happens to Wild Animals During a Hurricane?
WEATHER Several factors have combined to make the storm wetter than most, with potentially deadly consequences for the Texas coast. (Nat Geo News) Use MapMaker Interactive’s precipitation layer to put Harvey’s rainfall in perspective. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The Nat Geo News article reports that up to 50 inches of rain will fall … Continue reading Harvey May Become the Rainiest Storm in U.S. History—and Here’s Why
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.?
SCIENCE What makes GOES-R the best, most advanced weather satellite ever launched? (AP) Learn a little about weather satellites in the last paragraph of our encyclopedic entry here. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including instructions for building a LEGO® model of GOES-R. Discussion Ideas The good folks at NASA and NOAA just launched the “best weather … Continue reading GOES-R, Where No One Has Gone Before