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The SIO "Weather in the Classroom" Project
Climate Research Division - Scripps Institution of Oceanography - v.000817
Getting Today's Weather into Today's Classroom
Today's K-12 science teacher can provide students with "hands-on" display and analysis of current weather
observations and forecasts, from local to global scale. This technology offers capabilities that, not
long ago, were unavailable to even professional meteorologists.
The Climate Research Division (CRD), with the support of the Birch Aquarium at Scripps (BAS), is offering
workshops for K-12 teachers to assist in bringing the weather into their classrooms. We will show what
weather data looks like, where it comes from, how it is gathered, what it means, and (most importantly)
where they can get it.
Join the Climate Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and the Birch Aquarium at Scripps
as we introduce these data and tools and provide opportunities for hands-on training.
Each workshop will last one full day (approximately 8 AM to 5 PM). They will be held here at Scripps
Institution of Oceanography (SIO). They are open to all school teachers and we will attempt to offer
them at no charge. Transportation, parking, and meals are your responsibility. Handouts covering the
workshops will be provided.
Workshops will be offered, from time to time, on a variety of weather related subjects. The recurring
theme will be "Getting Today's Weather into Today's Classroom". These workshops are not designed just for
teachers already well versed in physics and earth science, but for all teachers who need to teach weather
and climate in their classrooms. Each teacher will need to be familiar with the new science standards for
their grade level(s).
Space is limited! If you want to attend a workshop, enroll soon.
The First Workshop - Monday Aug 21, 2000
The first workshop will cover the different types of weather information available to the classroom
teacher through the CRD. We will present what the data looks like, where it comes from, how to read it,
and what it means. We will also introduce a PC based software package that will allow you to analyze and
display these data, in your classrooms, in near real-time.
Classroom space is limited. Please do not wait until the last minute to sign-up. Classrooms at SIO are
not large to begin with and, if enough teachers do not sign-up soon enough, we may be relocated to an
even smaller classroom.
- Karen Blaettler - Pepper Drive School - Grade(s): 7 - 8
- David Cook - Oceanside High School - Grade(s): 9 - 12
- Danine Ezell - Preuss School - Grade(s): 8 - 9
- Sandy McInish - Ramona Elementary School - Grade(s): 5
- Paul Osuna - Rancho del Rey Middle School - Grade(s): 7 - 8
- Dawn Rawls - Santa Barbara Middle School - Palmer LTER K12 Liason
- Zamaria Rocio - Horace Mann Middle School - Grade(s): 6 - 8
- Raymond Ruffin - Montgomery Academy - Grade(s): 6 - 8
- Roger Wynn - Mountain Empire Jr/Sr High School - Grade(s): 8
- George Zilinsky - Gompers Secondary School - Grade(s): 8
Where and How for the Next Workshop
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Monday Aug 21, 2000
Room 101 (this may change)
Nierenberg Hall (8810 Shellback Way)
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Nierenberg Hall is the building at the east end (inland side) of
the foot bridge over La Jolla Shores Drive.
Getting to UCSD/SIO
UCSD and SIO Maps
Getting to Scripps and Nierenberg Hall
Finding the Classroom (NH 101)
Parking: You can purchase day passes at the campus information
booths. At the north end of the UCSD campus, look for building
560 (see UCSD map above) on North Point Drive. At the south end
of campus, look for building 880 on Gilman Drive. These
are the campus "Information Centers" and are so labeled.
For More Information...
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Visitors since Jun 2, 2001
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