Welcome to the first collection of CoVis-WW2010 student projects and activities in the atmospheric sciences. These resources were developed through our participation in NSF's Collaborative Visualization (CoVis) project which supports project-based learning of the sciences for grade levels 9-12. These resources have already been implemented in a number of CoVis classrooms and have been modified based upon student and teacher feedback. The Projects and Activities have been organized into the following secitions.
The materials have been broken down into four primary groups. Open-Ended Projects involve working with real-time and archived weather data to solve a specific problem. Classroom Activities provide a structured environment for learning about a variety of topics in meteorology. These activities may require up to 90 minutes of classtime to complete. Teacher guides for each activity have also been provided.
The navigation menu (left) for this module is called "Online Curriculum" and the menu items are arranged in a recommended sequence, beginning with this introduction. In addition, this entire web server is accessible in both "graphics" and "text"-based modes, a feature controlled from the blue "User Interface" menu (located beneath the black navigation menus). More information about the user interface options, the navigation system, or WW2010 in general is accessible from About This Server.