Trends in Precipitation
Eighth graders study about precipitation and graph the information. They look for patterns in a scatter graph and make inferences based on what they see. They need to see a relationship between location and the amount of precipitation.
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Climate Change Around the World
It is unknown if cloud cover increases in response to carbon dioxide levels changing, helping climate change slow down, or if cloud cover decreases, allowing Earth to warm faster. Part four in the series of five lessons has classes...
7th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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
Surface Air Temperature Trends of the Caribbean
Students use real satellite data to determine the changes in near-surface air temperature at different times of the year over the Caribbean Sea. They discover how Earth's tilt causes seasonal differences in incoming solar energy. They...
6th - 12th Science
Lesson 3: Confronting Climate Change: Acting
In the third and final instructional activity in the series on the impacts of climate change, learners synthesize the knowledge they have accumulated by identifying potential areas of concern for their school due to effects of drought...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable