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108 resources with the concept weather patterns

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Become a Weather Wizard

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Accurate weather forecasting is something we take for granted today, making it easy to forget how complex it can be to predict the weather. Learn more about the terms and symbols used to forecast the weather with an earth science lesson...
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Charting the Weather

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Chart the weather with a brief activity that turns your learners into meteorologists. Young weather enthusiasts use paper plates to forecast the weather each day for a week or month. Another activity offers learners the opportunity to...
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Days and Weather Picture Cards

For Students K - 12th
Weather happens everyday. Print these color weather cards onto card stock, laminate them, and use them in a daily weather forecasting routine that practices calendar skills and daily weather identification.
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Recent Weather Patterns

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Decide whether weather is changing! A two-part activity first challenges classes to review the differences between weather and climate. Once finished, individuals then analyze historical data to determine if climate change is happening...
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Climate Change Around the World

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Look at climate change around the world using graphical representations and a hands-on learning simulation specified to particular cities around the world. Using an interactive website, young scientists follow the provided directions to...
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Weather or Not

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
What is the difference between weather and climate? This is the focus question of a lesson that takes a deeper look at how weather data helps determine climate in a region. Using weather and climate cards, students decide if a statement...
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The Weather Channel Virtual Field Trip—Wildfires

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
The droughts across the United States are becoming more of a concern every day with less rain and drier climates. Learn important fire weather safety rules and be prepared for wildfires while taking a virtual field trip with The Weather...
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The Weather Channel Virtual Field Trip – Tornadoes

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Tornadoes are violent and destructive, yet most people are fascinated by them. Topics such as safety and emergency preparedness are covered, in addition to hands-on activities like making a tornado in a bottle and plotting/mapping...
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Building a Barometer

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Forget your local meteorologist — build your own barometer and keep track of the weather with an activity that provides directions to build a barometer out of a narrow necked bottle, a glass, and some water. Using their barometer, teams...
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Backyard Weather Station

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Challenge young meteorologists to apply their knowledge of weather to build their own weather stations. The resource provides the directions to build a weather station that contains a wind vane, barometer, thermometer, and rain gauge....
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Clouds

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Support science instruction with a combination of engaging activities and skills-based worksheets that focus on clouds. Learners take part in grand discussions, write an acrostic poem, complete graphic organizers, solve word puzzles, and...
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Wild Weather

For Students 2nd Standards
There are all types of weather happening around the world. Some areas get heavy rainfall, while others experience blizzards. Use a two-page reading passage to discuss all things weather related. After reading the text, learners respond...
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Making a Climograph

For Teachers 9th - 12th
While weather and climate are indeed different, they are both quite important. Lead your class as they investigate temperatures and precipitation rates for a one-year period so they may compare these to a 30-year climograph with the goal...
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Environmental Impacts and Energy Consumption

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As scientists prove environmental impacts of using coal as an energy resource, do you think Santa regrets giving out so much of it? Through a demonstration of acid rain, pupils learn what makes it, where it occurs, the impact of it, and...
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Gas Giants Weather

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune make up the outer planets. How extreme is the weather on these planets? This is the focus of a video that explains how the gas giants have "crazy storms," strong winds, methane rain, and very cold...
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Weather in Space (The Rocky Planets)

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars make up the solar system's inner planets. How are the weather patterns on these planets different from Earth's? This is the focus of a video that explains weather conditions on the inner planets.
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Weather Channels

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
How do currents affect weather and climate? This is the focus of a video that explains how ocean currents regulate the earth's climates, and how jet streams affect weather in certain regions.
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Current Events

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What is an air current, and what does it have to do with the sun? This is the focus of a video that explains how air currents are driven by the sun's energy to high and low pressure areas.
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Project GeoSTART

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Investigate the fascinating, yet terrifying phenomenon of hurricanes from the safety of your classroom using this earth science unit. Focusing on developing young scientists' spacial thinking skills, these lessons engage learners in...
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A Time for All Seasons - Spring

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Celebrate the arrival of spring with this fun primary grade science unit. Engaging young scientists with a variety of hands-on activities and inquiry-based investigations, these lessons are a great way to teach children about seasonal...
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Weather- To Plant Now or Later?

For Teachers 2nd Standards
To understand how climate regions affect crops, young gardeners keep a weather journal and observe the growth patterns of various plants over the school year.
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Weather Watch Activity Guide: Groundhog Day

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Exactly what do groundhogs know about weather? Not as much as your science students will after completing these lessons and activities that cover everything from the earth's rotation and the creation of shadows, to cloud...
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Land of the Midnight Sun

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
From days of 24 hour sunlight, to endless nights that last for days, the Arctic is a very unique place to live. Examine the seasonal changes that occur in the northern-most reaches of the globe and the impact they have on the plants and...
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Investigating the Climate System WEATHER

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students research, interpret, and become able to explain general characteristics of weather in tropical regions. Students observe and compare tropical and mid-latitude weather patterns.