"Run on the Wind" summer camp for grades 7-11: Campers spend the early days of June at a six-day/five-night summer camp that explores the power of the wind and the means by which we harness it.
NSSL Learning Resources for Students: Includes coloring books you can print, information on tornadoes, hurricanes, thunderstorms and lightning. You can find out how to interpret a weather map and information about storm chasers.
FEMA FOR KIDS: FEMA is the Federal Emergency Management Agency. They encourage prevention and provide assistance after a storm occurs. Learn more about how you and your family can prepare for any situation. This website provides games like crossword puzzles, coloring books, word searches and more.
Danish Wind Industry Association: Anyone interested in wind power can need more information or knowledge. Here you can find answers to many of the things you never knew you needed to know about wind power.
The Weather Underground will allow you to track any hurricanes that are active. At the top of the page, you can type in the name of any city and get the forecast. You can report the forecast to your parents and friends even before they hear it on the news.
Heading out on a trip? What will the weather be like? You can be the forecaster for your family and friends. Go to the Weather Channel's website, type in the name of a city in the little box on the left at the top to see current weather and the forecast.
Web Weather for Kids from the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research lets you make a tornado, make lightning, or make a thunderstorm.
What is it like to fly right into a hurricane? Check out the Hurricane Hunters Web page.
Cool Clouds for "Kids" of All Ages has some really neat cloud pictures.
National Weather Service: A useful dictionary of weather-related terms and definitions.
Need a project you can create yourself such as a weather instrument or simulated tornado? See these neat ideas.
This page from the Franklin Institute includes activities that guide you in learning more about the wind and WIND ENERGY. These activities are directed at teachers but kids will enjoy them too. There are some neat activities described like making your own anemometer. There are pictures of what kids have drawn and designed (but nobody has submitted a wind cartoon yet, maybe you can be the first).
Miami Museum of Science has instructions for making instruments to measure the wind: a wind spiral, a wind chime, a wind scale and a wind streamer and projects that let you explore hurricanes.
Need a simple experiment for a presentation on tornadoes? Make a tornado in a jar. There are lots of other easy weather experiments you can perform as well. You can even use low pressure to suck an egg into a bottle and then shoot it back out again. These are from the National Weather Service in Aberdeen, South Dakota.
Want to make a tornado simulator? You can make a simulator that will create a vortex that looks very much like a tornado. There are simple versions made with cardboard and plastic wrap to complex ones. The Tornado Project has a design for a simple one. Click on the Storm Cellar and then on the door that says The Workshop. You can also purchase a video from them that shows you step by step how to make a more complex simulator.
Really spruce up your report by using some great photos. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has a photographic database of over 11,000 photos that you can use. It includes marine animals, coastal reefs and scenes around the world as well as weather and weather instruments. From the main page there are two ways to find photos.
Now you can copy and paste your pictures into your reports in most word processing programs. The photographs are not copyrighted as long as you give a proper citation (which means tell people where you got the picture). "Photograph courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration" would be an appropriate citation for the photo.