Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2000

Journal or Book Title

Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

Volume

81

Issue

1

First Page

31

Last Page

39

DOI

10.1175/1520-0477(2000)081<0031:AFAFAL>2.3.CO;2

Abstract

A large lecture introductory course at Iowa State University has used a forecasting activity since 1993 to actively engage students in doing science. This automatically scored Web-based activity requires students to evaluate selected weather parameters and to also select appropriate physical reasons for their values. Participants can select from more than 1000 cities in the United States for their forecast city. This activity engages students in doing what practicing meteorologists do. Further, forecast scores demonstrate increased understanding throughout the course. Design considerations were based on constructivist learning theory in order to address goals articulated by national panels; to promote problem solving, collaboration, and communication skills by being involved in scientific inquiry.

Comments

This article is from Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 81 (2000): 31, doi: 10.1175/1520-0477(2000)081<0031:AFAFAL>2.3.CO;2. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Meteorological Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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