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Today's Weather

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This material was originally created for On the Cutting Edge: Professional Development for Geoscience Faculty
and is replicated here as part of the SERC Pedagogic Service.
Alvin Konigsberg, SUNY-New Paltz
Course: Weather and Environment
55-60 students
Connecting course topics to students' lives is a very effective strategy to motivate their learning.

The Activity

We discuss the current weather situation. I project a current surface weather map on the Internet. I find someplace where the weather situation on that day is particularly interesting.


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