We found 1,211 reviewed resources for weather and climate
It's All in the Name: Weather Versus ClimateLesson Planet
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
What goes up when rain comes down? An umbrella! Activity eight in the series of 12 explores weather and climate. In pairs, participants analyze maps, watch a short video, create a weather forecast, and complete a reading to determine the...
Study Jams! Weather & ClimateLesson Planet
4 mins 3rd - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Introducing your class to weather concepts is a breeze with this fresh film! It differentiates between weather and climate, describes the factors that affect weather (temperature, air pressure and humidity), and displays Earth's climate...
What Is the Difference Between Weather and Climate?Lesson Planet
3rd - 8th
Predict the weather using a bag of M&M's®. An activity creates a metaphor for the difference between weather and climate. Learners see weather as a single M&M® and climate as the accumulation of years of M&M's® to complete a...
Weather and Climate Data ExplorationLesson Planet
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Access local temperature data online, graph averages, and critique it. Learners listen to a scenario where weather and climate are confused, and then answer questions to differentiate the two. The lesson itself is compact, but there is a...
California's ClimateLesson Planet
3rd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
The United States is a large country with many different climates. Graph and analyze temperature and rainfall data for Sacramento and Washington DC as you teach your class about the characteristics of Mediterranean climates. Discuss the...
The Ocean: A Driving Force for Weather and ClimateLesson Planet
5 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What's behind Earth's wild, wonderful, and sometimes weird weather? A lesson from PBS's Weather and Climate series takes viewers on a worldwide trek to examine the many interactions between Earth's atmosphere, oceans, and land masses....
Recent Weather PatternsLesson Planet
7th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Weather and Climate: What's the Difference?Lesson Planet
4th - 8th
Future weather forecasters collect daily temperatures over a period of time. Afterward, they compare their data with monthly averages, as researched on national weather websites, in order to grasp the difference between weather and...
If You Can't Predict the Weather, How Can You Predict the Climate?Lesson Planet
6th - 12th
Why is the weather man wrong so often? Young climatologists discover how chaos rules both weather and climate through a math-based activity. Using an iterative equation, the class examines how small day-to-day weather events total up to...
Historical Climate CyclesLesson Planet
5th - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
What better way to make predictions about future weather and climate patterns than with actual climate data from the past? Young climatologists analyze data from 400,000 to 10,000 years ago to determine if climate has changed over time....
The Climate is Changing but How's the Weather?Lesson Planet
6 mins 6th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Do meteorologists and climate scientists use the same tools? The final lesson in a 13-part series on Exploring Energy compares and contrasts climate and weather. It describes the scientists who study each, the tools they use, their...
Understanding Weather and Climate PatternsLesson Planet
5th - 10th
Students research the climate patterns of various locations and make predictions based on their findings. They determine the importance of latitude and longitude in weather and climate. Students create graphs displaying their collected...
Mountain Weather: Orographic LiftLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Why do so many mountain ranges exist next to a desert? As part of a larger series, PBS 6-8 Weather and Climate answers this question. The presentation offers diagrams and photographs of the development of a rain shadow. From Oregon to...
Climate Educator GuideLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Climate change is a hot topic in the news. Class members examine carbon dioxide data to analyze trends of our atmospheric makeup over time. They also discuss climate and climate change, and determine how these changes are affecting life...
Climate Change: The View From MinuteEarthLesson Planet
3 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How does climate change look from where you're sitting? See the view from around the world in an animated video. The writers from Minute Earth share how changing conditions are impacting the economy, health, and well-being of their...
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