Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Winter 1969

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Hyrum S. Henderson

Second Committee Member

Darwin J. Goodey

Third Committee Member

Frank B. Nelson


If a clear-cut relationship between weather phenomena and human behavior could be established, the case for controlled atmosphere in industry, commerce, and education would be strengthened. In the area of education, classroom procedures and learning tasks could be varied in accordance with the weather. This dimension could provide for insights into misbehavior and might enable school personnel to deal with such misbehavior more effectively.

The purpose of the present investigation was to gather information pertaining to the relationship of various weather phenomena and disruptive behavior in the classroom. It was intended that the present study differ from that reported by Dexter (1899) in these respects: (1) that behavior disturbances be objectively described; (2) that weather phenomena be recorded only for the time that school is in session; and (3) that specific probability levels for occurrence of behavior disturbances under certain weather conditions be recorded.