BAESI’s new “Pika Models + Climate Change” lesson plan is designed for high school biology, environmental science, and Earth science classes, but can be easily adapted for other grades and non-formal education settings, as well. It is aligned to NGSS & Common Core standards, as well as California’s Environmental Principles and Concepts. We hope you and your students enjoy the simulations and other activities and we’d love to hear your feedback about it!
- American Meteorological Society page of weather resources, with many items useful to teaching. Good links to National Weather Service (NWS) resources, also.
- Geostationary Satellite Server from NOAA: Wonderful imagery from the GOES
- National Weather Service (NWS): National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- NWS San Francisco Bay/Monterey Station: Current local weather information, includes latest El Niño news, Web Cams, Current Hazards, Local Warnings, Storm Reports, Current Conditions, Forecasts, Maps & Charts, Fire Weather, Winter Weather, Sun/Moon/Tides, Climate Outlook, Weather Safety, and Miscellaneous. Check the left side bar for navigating through the pages.
- NRL Monterey Marine Meteorology Division Satellite Meteorology
- SJSU weather cams and archives; link to Meteorology department
- WeatherScapes: This site contains photographs of many weather phenomena, and information on how to photograph these. The photo collection consists of five categories: Atmospheric Optics, Lightning, Clouds, Astronomy, Miscellaneous
El Niño & La Niña Educational Resources
- El Niño Teaching Box with NGSS-aligned resources from UCAR Center for Science Education
- El Niño Theme Page from Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
- Global Tropical Moored Buoy Array: Real-time data from the moored buoys for improved detection, understanding, and prediction of El Niño and La Niña
- NOAA El Niño & La Niña homepage: links to El Nino forecast, observations, and research
- USGS News and Information on El Niño
- USGS Oblique Aerial Photography: Coastal Erosion from El-Niño Winter Storms in Central California, Southern California, Washington, and Oregon
- Glossary of El Niño terms from Golden Gate Weather Services