For Curriculum Coordinators

For Curriculum Coordinators

Science Literacy Project and WeatherBug® Schools Improve Achievement Scores and Classroom Atmosphere in New York City Schools

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2004-2005 Mid-Pilot Exam Scores

2005-2006 Pre/Post Test Scores

2007 Pre/Post Test Scores

Using WeatherBug Achieve, students investigate math, science, geography and technology through real-life weather conditions and lesson plans that align with national and state education standards. With a proprietary network of over 8,000 WeatherBug® Tracking Stations installed at schools across the country, project members use the precision data collected to determine how weather conditions played a role in their news articles.

At the end of each school year, the studentsí projects are judged at a Share Fair. At the fair, judges award the best project, two runners-up and the best school submission as determined by creativity and adherence to project requirements.

In the second and third years, student achievement was measured with a pre-test/post-test methodology. Students at all grade levels showed a marked improvement from the beginning to the end of the project, with scores showing between a 20% to 50% increase.