Competitive learning experiences: The role of weather forecasting contests in geography programs

John A. Harrington, Randall Cerveny, Jay S. Hobgood

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Abstract

Weather forecasting contests provide a useful pedagogic strategy for those involved in teaching about the atmosphere, weather, and climate. Competitions give students a chance to test their knowledge of important concepts and their ability to develop complex logical constructs about atmospheric processes. Suggestions concerning the scope of weather forecasting contests are provided for the grade school, secondary school, and college/university levels. Descriptions of a successful contest at the university level and the benefits associated with contests are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-31
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Geography
Volume90
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991

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Keywords

  • Competition
  • Contests
  • geography programs
  • weather forecasting

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  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Geography, Planning and Development

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Competitive learning experiences : The role of weather forecasting contests in geography programs. / Harrington, John A.; Cerveny, Randall; Hobgood, Jay S.

In: Journal of Geography, Vol. 90, No. 1, 1991, p. 27-31.

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