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This course will focus on content material, hands-on experiments, demonstrations, and activities designed to meet the Wisconsin DPI certification requirements for meteorological/climatological phenomena and their origin, and for Earth and space science. Focus topics in meteorology will include measures of humidity, cloud formation and identification, global circulation, tornadoes, hurricanes, meterological optical phenomena such as rainbows and mirages. Focus topics in planetary science will include atmospheric dynamics, surficial geological processes and the development of landforms on the various planets and their satellites. Specific DPI standards directly addressed are E8.3, E8.7, E8.8, E12.3, E12.5, G8.6, G12.2. The course will include field trips to the National Weather Service, Minneapolis Planetarium, use of NASA materials and access to NASA/JPL and NWS websites. Prerequisites: GEOL 101 or equivalent.