ERIC Number: ED368563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Computerized Weather Station for the Apple IIe.
Lorson, Mark V.
Predicting weather conditions is a topic of interest for students who want to make plans for outside activities. This paper discusses the development of an inexpensive computer-interfaced classroom weather station using an Apple IIe computer that provides the viewer with up to the minute digital readings of inside and outside temperature, barometric pressure, humidity, precipitation, and daily high and low temperatures. Instructions describe methods for creating a working weather disk that contains the main computer program, calibration files, and several programs used to create and read data files for the weather factors being studied. Diagrams illustrate the configurations for the weather station, the wind vane, the shutter station, and the electrical circuitry of the computerized weather system. A supply list for the commercially made components and the BASIC programs of the system are provided. (MDH)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, High Schools, Meteorology, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Equipment, Science Projects, Temperature, Weather, Wind (Meteorology)
Mark V. Lorson, Jonathan Alder High School, 6440 Kilbury-Huber Road, Plain City, OH 43026 (author written programs can be obtained by sending a blank disk and prepaid disk mailing envelope to this address).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Computer Programs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Air Pressure; Apple IIe; Barometers; BASIC Programing Language; Computer Integrated Instruction; Weather Forecasting