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Students can learn about weather patterns (e.g. weather typically travels from west to east across the U.S.) by viewing real-time images over a period of days.
By looking at satellite images, jet stream map, and radar map, students can identify significant storms forming in the western U.S. then predict where (and perhaps when) the storms will arrive in the eastern U.S.
Using real-time weather images instead of images out of a textbook brings a real world connection right to the students. Now they can use the same maps and images as meteorologists to forecast the weather.

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