El Niño riding the climate roller coaster
The Met Office, UK
Make your own weather station make a simple rain guage, thermometer screen and wind vane.
Bureau of Meteorology, Australia
Learn more about meteorology: students and teachers provides a range of experiments and activities related to the weather (eg, El Niño and rainfall, Meteorology what is it?). The table of activities includes a description, suggested year level, learning outcomes, teachers lesson plan and student worksheet.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Australia)
El Niño of droughts and flooding rains student activities based on an article on El Niño.
Careers in Science, Australia
Meteorology, climate warming and/or El Niño students develop an appreciation for the relevance of scientific research to people’s lives.
Kitchen El Niño demonstrates what happens during an El Niño event (August/September 1996, page 25).
Xpeditions (National Geographic, USA)
The ocean and weather: El Niño and La Niña – students explore the weather phenomena El Niño and La Niña.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (USA)
Hills and valleys of the sea surface students make a topographic model of the sea surface to explain El Niño events.
Science NetLinks (American Association for the Advancement of Science)
El Niño students learn how the atmosphere and oceans affect one another, and how a small change in sea surface height can have a large impact on weather.
Page updated January 2010.