Standards of Learning: 2003 & 2010 Science (4.1, 4.6); Technology (C/T 5.4)

In the Weather Emergency Operations Center, students use interactive multimedia along with simulated and real-time data to make observations, inferences, and predictions as they track the progress of a storm. Working in teams such as the National Weather Service, Media Center, Power Station and more, students engage in shared decision-making during a simulated weather emergency. They predict where the storm will travel and determine the best way to inform the public. In the Weather Emergency Operations Center, students are also introduced to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) site on campus, as well as the Center's Automated Weather Service, wind turbine and anemometer for further extension and exploration of lesson concepts.