Weather Webquests

Weather Forecast Showdown
 www.uwm.edu/~kahl/WebQuests/Showdown
 Grades 5 - 9
 Helps students learn concepts in Statistics while comparing the accuracy of local weather forecasters.  Concepts include absolute errors, relative errors and bias.

As Time Goes By in Weather Forecasting
 www.uwm.edu/~kahl/WebQuests/Time
 Grades 5 - 12
 Helps students learn concepts in Statistics while comparing the accuracy of local weather forecasters.  Concepts include absolute and relative errors, bias, and dependence of forecast errors on lag times.

Acid Thunder: Saving El Tajín from Acid Rain
In English: www.uwm.edu/~kahl/WebQuests/Tajin   En español: www.uwm.edu/~kahl/WebQuests/Tajin/es
 Grades 5 - 12
 Students will learn about the meteorological and chemical components of acid rain, as well as its damaging effects on ancient monuments.  This is an integrated project involving science and social studies (ancient Mesoamerican civilizations).

Arctic Climate Change [under construction]
www.uwm.edu/~kahl/WebQuests/Arctic
 Grades 10 - college
Students will research how Arctic temperatures have changed in the past 50 years, while learning about global warming, the atmospheric greenhouse effect, and how atmospheric temperatures are measured.