Lesson Plan

Continental Climate and Oceanic Climate

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There's nothing better than a cool breeze blowing in from the ocean. Scholars explore how water affects change in temperature using a hands-on experiment on climate. They use measurement tools to compare the continental and oceanic climates before analyzing experimental results to draw conclusions.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Introduce the properties of water by showing how it stores heat in the experiment
  • Connect climate patterns to their locations by mapping major weather phenomenon on a world map
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a few materials that most do not have in a typical classroom
  • Incorporates a variety of instructional strategies such as discussion and experimentation
  • Engages pupils in critical thinking skills
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