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Drawing Conclusions

In this weather forecasting activity, learners determine the location of cold and warm fronts on weather plot maps. Learners use colored pencils to mark up and analyze surface pressure, air temperature, dewpoint, and pressure change on different maps. Learners will discover how forecasters label and extrapolate information from weather maps. This resource includes analysis and discussion questions and solutions. This resource also includes tips about flood safety.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan



  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Processes
      • Weather and Climate
    • Earth Structure
      • Atmosphere
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
      • Data Collection
      • Data Representation
      • Probability
    • Measurement
      • Units of Measurement
    • Problem Solving
    • Representation
  • Physical Sciences
    • Heat and Thermodynamics
      • Heat and Temperature
    • Motion and Forces
      • Momentum and Velocity
    • States of Matter
      • Changes of Phase
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data
      • Communicating Results

Informal Categories

  • Nature and Environment


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


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