Easy Internet Activities
for the Classroom

1. Check out the weather at The Weather Channel
      Record daily temperature, barometric pressure, and check out the forecast.
       Keep charts; evaluate TWC predictions;
       Make your own predictions

       http://www.weather.com/weather/local/03301

2. Compare the weather information and forecasts of TWC with Intellicast and Weather Underground -
   Groups can keep records and make comparisons among the three.
   http://www.intellicast.com/Local/Weather.aspx?location=USNH0045
   http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/hdfForecast?query=03301

3. Collect data about sunrise, twilight start and end times, sunset, 
     and solar noon for each day. Graph the results as a class or a group. Information is available at:
     
http://www.cmpsolv.com/los/sunset.html
     (You input the name of your community or your airport and the date.)

4. Moon Phases - Follow the changing moon phases
     Check the moon phase for your birthday -
     Make posters to report to the rest of the class what the current phase is.
     
http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/vphase.html

5. Daily Almanac - This Day in History,Today's Word,Current US population
     
http://www.refdesk.com/quote.html

6. Current News - current events; classroom radio/tv broadcasts
      Compare stories each magazine has selected for the week
        Time for Kids - http://www.timeforkids.com/
        Weekly Reader - 
http://www.weeklyreader.com/

        Scholastic Magazine -  http://www.scholastic.com/kids/stacks/index.asp
        SI For Kids -  http://www.sikids.com/

        Concord Monitor -  http://www.concordmonitor.com/
        Boston Globe - http://www.bostonglobe.com/
        CNN - 
http://www.cnn.com
and http://www.cnn.com/studentnews/

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and was last updated on August 8, 2012.