Beacon Valley Weather

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In Beacon Valley, katabatic winds regularly knock fit adults to the ground. The lesson compares the actual temperatures to the wind chill after factoring in katabatic winds in Beacon Valley. Scholars learn to calculate wind chill and draw a comparative graph with their data.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Graph the temperature versus wind chill for your area
  • Find the most recent IPCC projected global mean temperatures and compare them to the graph from 1990 included in the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of meteorology, wind chill, and katabatic winds
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