Patterns of Weather is designed for middle school classrooms. It integrates the study of
atmosphere, weather and the water cycle with learning GLOBE Atmosphere research protocols.
Investigations allow immediate application of concepts learned in the classroom to events occurring
in everyday life, while students become part of a global community contributing to scientific
Patterns of Weather focuses on understanding the intersections of weather, the water cycle and climate.
Students identify factors that contribute to weather while learning how to measure their variations.
They examine the results of those interactions, identifying patterns that delineate climates and define