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Teaching Material

Lesson plans are created by the School-2-School team at TAHMO, as well as a group of School-2-School interns.

They are intended to be used by teachers to analyze real weather data in their classrooms. If you have a lesson plan and would like to share it, please email s2s@tahmo.org and we will review it before posting it online for other teachers to use.

Our Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan Name
Target Age
Subject
Duration
Type
Required Materials
Computer Access
Water Cycle
Beginning
Geography
30mins
Classroom
Temparature Cycle
Beginning
Geography
1hr
Small Group
Solar Radiation vs Latitiude
Beginning
Geography
40mins
Classroom
Globe, Flashlight, Ruler
Solar Radiation vs Sun Distance
Beginning
Geography
40mins
Classroom
Globe, Flashlight, Ruler
Water Cycle Game
Intermediate
Geography
30mins
Small Group
Dice
Wind Anemometer
Intermediate
Geography & Mathematics
1hr
Small Group
Cup Anemometer Supplies
Solar Radiation vs Latitude
Intermediate
Geography
40mins
Classroom
Excel spreadsheet program, Weather Data
Daily Solar Radiation
Intermediate
Mathematics & Statistics
40mins
Small Group
Excel spreadsheet program, Weather Data
Dew Point Temperature
Intermediate
Geography
50mins
Small Group
Excel spreadsheet program, Weather Data
Temperature vs Relative Humidity
Intermediate
Geography & Mathematics
50mins
Small Groups
Excel spreadsheet program, Weather Data
Temperature vs Latitude
Intermediate
Geography & Mathematics
50mins
Small Groups
Excel spreadsheet program, Weather Data
Barometric Pressure
Intermediate
Geography & Mathematics
1hr
Classroom
Excel spreadsheet program, Weather Data
Temperature vs Wind Speed
Intermediate
Geography & Mathematics
1hr
Classroom
Excel spreadsheet program, Weather Data
Data Timescale
Intermediate
Mathematics
40mins
Classroom
Excel spreadsheet program, Weather Data
Wind Energy
Advanced
Physics & Engineering
1hr
Classroom
Windmill Supplies
Internet Access
Data Statistics
Advanced
Mathematics
40mins
Classroom
Excel spreadsheet program, Weather Data

You can also download a sample data set for two stations (TA00055 & TA00057) in Excel format here- S2S_SampleData (clicking on this link will download an Excel format workbook with two tabs, one for each station). Below is a tutorial to walk you throw how to download the data.Many of the lesson plans require a TAHMO data-set. If you have a station at  your school and would like the login and password to download your station’s data, please email s2s@tahmo.org with the school name and we will email you back the proper credentials. If you do not have a station at your school but would still like to participate you can download data from stations in different countries using the username “guest” and password “guest”. This login is valid for stations:

  • TA00002 Ghana
  • TA00033 Uganda
  • TA00055 USA
  • TA00057 Kenya
  • TA00075 Rwanda
  • TA00079 Mali
  • TA00081 Belgium
  • TA00088 Chad
  • TA00144 Benin
  • TA00167 Burkina Faso
  • TA00195 Ethiopia

Once you have downloaded your dataset, please note that the time in the downloaded file is given in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and not local time. To convert from UTC to local time, use the time zone to either add or subtract from the UTC time. The instructional video below will show you one method for converting the time from UTC to local time.

To take a look at instructional videos like how to clean your station  or setting up your station click here

Our Station cleaning guide can be gotten here