AMP-IT-UP 6th Grade Winter Weather Challenge


Module Summary: AMP-IT-UP - Snow Day

In this module students play the role of school officials and have to decide whether to close school or keep it open based on weather forecasts. They are introduced to weather concepts and terminology and forecasting basics while learning how to read and analyze forecasts from the National Weather Service.

For Teachers:

Annotated Teacher Edition - The teacher edition of the Hot Shot Challenge curriculum that has been annotated with notes and tips for teachers.
Prep Guide - Instructions on how to implement the module. Includes information about the standards that the module addresses and how to incorporate the 5E learning model.
Materials List - List of all materials that are needed for the module. List includes the cost and vendors of the materials.
Supply Check List - Spreadsheet used to check that all materials needed for the module are present.

For Students:

Student Edition - The module curriculum booklet for students.
Student Pages Packet - The worksheets that students will need to complete the module.

Event 1 Student Packet - Student packet for Event 1.

Event 2 Student Packet - Student packet for Event 2.

Event 3 Student Packet - Student packet for Event 3.

Event 1 Group Packet - Group packet for Event 1.

Event 2 Group Packet - Group packet for Event 2.

Event 3 Group Packet - Group packet for Event 3.

Forecast Chart - Winter Weather forecast chart.


  1. Video - Kid Meteorologist - A video showing a girl interested in meteorology and her role in making observations.
  2. Video - PBS Weather Forecasting - A video that shows a TV meteorologist and how she generates forecasts using computer models.
  3. Video - Winter Weather Alerts - A video covering winter weather in Georgia that was filmed at the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.
  4. Video - Forecast and What Really Happened - A video showing a weather forecast and the weather that actually happened.
  5. Video - Blizzard Freak Out - A video shows a weather forecaster freaking out over a blizzard forecast in Baltimore.
  6. Video - Event Recaps - Recaps of events 1 -3.
  7. Video - Lightning and College Football - A video of how lightning can disrupt and delay college football games.

Complete Set of Module Files:

Download a complete package of the module here


Advanced Manufacturing and Prototyping Integrated To Unlock Potential (AMP-IT-UP)
is made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation (Award Number: 1238089)