What is SMART?

When we develop a question that we are interested in answering, we want to make our question become one that we can investigate scientifically.  And to do that, we want to make our question SMART – which is an acronym for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic/Relevant and Timely. Here is what each of those words mean … Read more

Using metric in WeatherBlur

When we take measurements for WeatherBlur we use the international measurement system, that all scientists use – that is metric. Distances are measured in meters (m) Volumes are measured in liters (l) Mass is measured in grams (g) Temperatures are measured in degrees Celsius. (C) Pressure is measured in pascals (Pa) Energy is measured in … Read more

How to take great photos to add to WeatherBlur

When you are collecting data for WeatherBlur Investigations, you may be asked to take a photo.   Taking AWESOME photos sometimes is more than just interesting subject matter.   Follow these simple steps to help you get the very best images you can out of your iPad or iPhone.  Always take images and video in Landscape mode. … Read more

Writing and editing iWonder questions

Writing an iWonder question iWonder questions are where you start in WeatherBlur.  They are questions that can be investigated scientifically.  And they should be questions about a local issue that you feel is important to find out about. How to pose a question on WeatherBlur.com Be sure you are logged in. Go to the iWonder … Read more

Online Etiquette

When we work online in WeatherBlur, communication is a bit different than our face-to-face meetings.  We don’t get to see your enthusiasm and passion for ideas and topics through your body language (smiling, frowning, etc).  And therefore your message may get muddled and people could take your online comments the wrong way. We want everyone … Read more

Online safety

We want you to be safe when you are involved in all our WeatherBlur activities – and that includes when you are online. Here are some simple things that you can follow to keep yourself safe online: 1)      Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or telephone number.  We would … Read more