Climate Teacher Resources
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Students make weather predictions using the climatology method. In this climatology lesson, students review using trends and persistence when forecasting weather. Students discuss the climatology method for forecasting and complete the worksheet about climatology.
6th - 9th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
New Review Climate Patterns
Young climatologists explore the factors that contribute to a region's climate in this two-part earth science activity. To begin, learners are provided with a map of an imaginary planet and are asked to label global wind and ocean currents before using precipitation and evapotranspiration data to identify different types of climates.
6th - 9th Science 31 Views 26 Downloads
Global and Local Dust over North America
Meteorology majors will be enriched by this presentation on the movement of dust throughout our world atmosphere. They will examine graphs of the spatial and chemical patterns of the dust suspended over North America and then extend the study to other continents.
10th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 1 Download
Students recognize the elements of an analog weather forecast. In this weather forecasting lesson plan, students use a website and look for trends, persistence and climatology in weather forecasting. Students complete a worksheet using the elements.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Trends of Snow Cover and Temperature in Alaska
Students gather historical snow cover and temperature data from the MY NASA DATA Web site. They compare this data to data gathered using ground measurements from the ALISON Web site for Shageluk Lake. They graph both sets of data and look for trends or coorelations.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Clouds and Rainfall
Pupils use the general climate section of the Digital Atlas of Idaho. Then they identify and interpret some basic concepts about climatology. Students also read through the information contained in the Digital Atlas on Climatology. Finally, they list and describe six commonly seen cloud types and include a unique picture or cut out one.
7th - 8th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Sea Surface Temperature and Coral Bleaching
A toolkit is something that has what you need to fix or make something. You just clicked on a teacher's toolkit for introducing the concept of coral bleaching in relation to climate change and changing sea temperatures. In it, you will find background information, a lab demonstration, student worksheet, and helpful web resource links.
5th - 8th Science 16 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Diurnal Temperature Changes and Water Vapor Content
High schoolers examine the greenhouse effect, as they determine how moisture in the air affects the diurnal temperature range. Their investigation help them to explain different climatological regimes of both the Southern Great Plains and the world.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Introduction to Climatology
Students are introduced to the topic of climatology. In groups, they use the Digital Atlas of Idaho to identify the layers of the atmosphere and review concepts of weather. To end the lesson plan, they examine different photographs and complete a worksheet.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
"If global warming is real, why is it so cold?" Distinguishing the difference between weather and climate is important when it comes to understanding our planet. In these activities, young scientists look at the climate patterns in a variety of locations, graph the data, and examine the geographical features such as mountains or oceans that affect a given location's climate.
4th - 8th Science 39 Views 35 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Here is a fabulous collection of lessons for your emerging meteorologists! In them, learners will utilize satellite data to determine distribution of rainfall, research global rainfall patterns, and utilize their knowledge to propose new instruments and satellite missions that can help us understand the changes in the earth's climate.
5th - 8th Science 27 Views 55 Downloads
Investigating the Climate System - Clouds
Here is a fabulous lesson on the Earth's radiant energy system. This amazing, 31-page document is chock-full of great activities, worksheets, lab sheets, quizzes, rubrics, and assessments. Learners model and explain cloud formation, calculate incoming and outgoing radiation, identify aerosols in the earth's atmosphere, and make climate predictions.
5th - 8th Science 87 Views 181 Downloads
Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System
Wow! What a lesson plan! Six terrific activities are described in great detail, in this 31-page document! Learners will model and explain cloud formation, sketch and identify certain cloud types, calculate and compare incoming and outgoing radiation, and make climate predictions based on increases or decreases in certain cloud types.
5th - 8th Science 45 Views 94 Downloads
Comparison of Snow Cover on Different Continents
Learners use the Live Access Server (LAS) to form maps and a numerical text file of snow cover for each continent on a particular date and analyze the data for each map, corresponding text file to determine an estimate of snow cover for each continent.
4th - 8th Science 3 Views 13 Downloads
Surface Air Temperature Trends of the Caribbean
Students use real satellite data to determine the changes in near-surface air temperature at different times of the year over the Caribbean Sea. They discover how Earth's tilt causes seasonal differences in incoming solar energy. They explore satellite data to investigate the near surface air temperature.
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads