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.
- geography programs
- weather forecasting
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Earth-Surface Processes