Weather Activities from NASA

Survivor: Earth 

Ages 12 to 14 — A series of ten lessons designed to teach students about local and global water issues. Activities are done largely outdoors and include scientific data collection and analysis and integrate technology. Each lesson designed for one hour; lessons build on each other, but can also be used independently. The series is based on NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission and were developed in partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools Outdoor Environmental Education Program.

S'COOL Introduction/Overview Tutorial

All ages — This tutorial lays the foundation to participate in the Students' Cloud Observations Online (S'COOL) project, which engages students and citizen scientists in contributing to NASA science: making and reporting ground truth observations of clouds, which helps NASA validate observations from the CERES satellite instrument.

Camps may register as permanent sites, or participate more casually through the “Rover” option.  The activities page includes a number of math activities that are fun to do at a camp in an urban, rural, or wilderness setting (i.e., estimating the height of a cloud), and the lesson page includes several versions of cloud-in-a-bottle/jar activity.  You'll also find a variety of other activities (sky watching, cloud poems, etc.) that are perfect in any camp environment. 

Weather Stations

This series of seven brief activities teaches participants about Jupiter's atmosphere and weather. Learners look at Jupiter's distinct banded appearance, violent storms, and clouds of many different colors. These activities are part of Explore! Jupiter's Family Secrets, a series designed to engage children in space and planetary science in libraries and informal learning environments.

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