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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.
Ninth graders define climatology, meteorology, geology, and topography, as well as other vocabulary related to these topic areas. They investigate the Earth's past climate history and make predictions for the future.
Students 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.
Students use the digital atlas of Idaho to study different weather patterns. They use the Climatology section of the Digital Atlas of Idaho to explore concepts such as relative humidity, dew point, condensation, and cloud formation.
Young scholars recognize the elements of an analog weather forecast.  In this weather forecasting instructional activity, students use a website and look for trends, persistence and climatology in weather forecasting.  Young scholars complete a worksheet using the elements.
Students are taught how to use the climatology section of the Digital Atlas of Idaho. They discuss the major factors influencing climate. Students gather and synthesize new information to enrich their comprehension of climate factors.
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, they examine different photographs and complete a worksheet.

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.
Students identify the causes of global climate change. In this earth science lesson, students analyze the graph of Earth's temperature over time. They explain the consequences when sea level rises.
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. The background knowledge required for understanding this presentation makes it most appropriate for advanced environmental science learners or college courses. It is top-notch in appearance and information content!
Students compare and contrast conditions on Mars to those on our own planet, specifically, their local or regional environments. The physical characteristics, the atmosphere, and other astronomical data is considered.
Students create maps of snow cover for each continent by conducting Internet research. After estimating the percentage of continental snow cover, they present their findings in letters, brochures or Powerpoint presentations.
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.
Students compare NASA satellite data observations with student surface measurements of snow cover and temperature. They practice data collection, data correlations, and making scientific predictions.
Learners explore the various categories of clouds and how they are formed. Through use of the Digital Atlas of Idaho, students research cloud types and formations. They use their information to answer questions on a worksheet. provided by the teacher.
Students examine how Christopher Columbus made his way across the Atlantic.  In this data lesson students use an Internet program to navigate like Columbus. 
Students 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.
Students are introduced to the different climates and vegetation of Africa, and compare them to similar climatic regions found in the United States.
High schoolers use primary source documents to develop a theory about what happened at Jamestown. They use the internet to gather information about the colony. They evaluate the theory of Dr. Hancock as well.
In this "NOVA: Dimming of the Sun" movie activity, 6th graders explore the characteristics of the sun. Students answer forty-four questions about the sun.