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- Albuquerque, NM
Climate and Vegetation Map Teacher Resources
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Emergent scientists examine the unusually warm winter of 2011-2012 (called the “year without a winter”) and its effect on blossoming times and pollination. Groups engage in a weather information scavenger hunt, compare climate maps, and collect data from the US and Europe. They then theorize how the data they have collected explains the unusual weather of 2012. Discussion questions, activities, and extensions are included in the richly detailed plan.
A sequence of slides starts with a guide for the instructor, but then presents all of the steps for the class to follow in order to access the Geography Network. Viewers are guided through an activity studying maps and analyzing data about habitats and weather. Excellent!
Students explore climate and weather conditions. Using the Internet, and other activities, students examine climate maps and the factors that affect climate. They examine how climate affects clothes, shelter, food, transportation, activities, feelings and the way of life of people who live there. Students create a mobile to visually demonstrate the climates around the world. This lesson includes over 15 activities for students.
A fine series of lessons on geographical spatial sense awaits you. Learners engage in a year-long exploration of geography. The lessons begin at a local level and go all the way through a world-wide study. Excellent worksheets, graphic organizers, maps, and activities are all embedded in these spectacular plans. Highly recommended!
For the warm-up in this cool climate lesson, you will need to click on "Mapping" and then "US Mapping" once you arrive at NOAA's "US Climate at a Glance" page. Earth science explorers realize that 2012 was a warm winter for us. They read an article, "Much to Savor, and Worry About, Amid Mild Winter's Early Blooms" in The New York Times. Note that the link to the article does not work, but the reading can be found via an Internet search. Reading comprehension questions and activities follow, making this a well-rounded current event lesson in climate change.
Middle schoolers examine a variety of information for New York State including insolation data, and economic or political data, thus incorporating both science and social studies. Encouraging learners to become concerned citizens as they enter the adult world, they get to consider whether or not increasing the amount of surface area devoted to photovoltaic system is a wise investment.
Sixth graders locate where the Roman Empire was and what is there now. In this Roman Empire lesson, 6th graders become familiar with the myth of Romulus and Remus. Students gather information about the government of the Roman Empire through video and research sites. Students map where events took place.