Understanding Doppler Radar

There are several concepts students will benefit from knowing in order to understand how Doppler radar works when they see it on the nightly news. The first concept is to understand different types of waves and how they move through space.The second concept is the Doppler effect. The best strategy is to introduce the waves they are already familiar with and then compare the waves to the kind of waves they cannot see. This makes another good example of how scientists are able to “see” things that are not visible and how scientists work.