Assignment: Weather forecast

Do a weather forecast, using weather data drawn from public records.

As an interesting variation, the student may be required to do weather forecasts for a specific date and historical event (e.g. Hurricane Katrina, Krakatoa, the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami).



Suggested techniques

Make it as much like a TV weather forecast as possible.

For teachers: benefits to students

  • The student has to demonstrate familiarity with the principles of meteorology and the key symbols.
  • The student also understands how weather forecasting is presented to the public.


  • Ages 16+
  • Suitable for solo work
  • science

Downloadable resources

A weather report movie with a reporter and a screen. Teachers or students can use it to explain meteorology topics or give creative reports.

Click the link to download a Moviestorm movie template.

File size: 349KB


Installation instructions

Download the file and extract the zip folder to this location:

  • Vista, Windows 7, Macs: [Username]/Moviestorm/Movies 
  • Windows XP: C:/Documents and Settings/[Username]/Moviestorm/Movies

Permission is granted to download, copy, and redistribute this page.

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