Geographical Influences

This Geographical Influences lesson plan also includes:

"If global warming is real, why is it so cold?" Distinguishing the difference between weather and climate is important when it comes to understanding our planet. In these activities, young scientists look at the climate patterns in a variety of locations, graph the data, and examine the geographical features such as mountains or oceans that affect a given location's climate. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Pros

  • Learners examine and graph actual data, as well as gather evidence to support their claims about the climate of a region
  • Detailed instructions are provided to help kids use the NASA website to collect data
  • Many extensions and other forms of differentiation included
  • Incorporates graphing and data analysis skills
Cons

  • May not be highly engaging for some learners
Common Core