Students, using two sets of temperature data, calculate minimum, maximum, range, mode, median and mean statistics. They use addition, division and possibly multiplication in their statistical calculations.
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Climate Change or Climate Variability: Making Sense of U.S. Temperature and Precipitation Data
Is climate change real or fake news? Scholars use provided temperature and precipitation data to identify whether climate is changing. They consider the effect of changing climate on agriculture and the environment.
7th - 12th Science
New Review The Climate in Numbers and Graphs
Weather versus climate: weather relates to short time periods while climate averages the weather of a period of many years. Scholars learn about average temperature and precipitation in various climate zones and then apply statistics...
6th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Can Humans Really Feel Temperature?
Explore thermal energy with this short episode. Jiggling molecules and hand-drawn animation help to explain that just because something has a lot of thermal energy, it doesn't necessarily feel hot to the touch. This is an ideal addition...
3 mins 7th - 12th Science
New Review Is Earth Warming?—Climate Change, Lines of Evidence: Chapter 2
What does it mean when scientists say the earth is warming? The second video in a seven-part series explains how scientists measure the temperature of the entire Earth. It links to factors that affect climate change through discussions...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Is Grandpa Right, Were Winters Colder When He Was a Boy?
Students compare current weather data to historic data to see if there is a temperature change. In this weather lesson plan students complete a lab activity and determine average changes in temperature, precipitation and cloud cover.
6th - 8th Science