This Recent Weather Patterns lesson plan also includes:
Decide whether weather is changing! A two-part activity first challenges classes to review the differences between weather and climate. Once finished, individuals then analyze historical data to determine if climate change is happening where they live in the second installment of a five-part series.
- If classes understand the difference between weather and climate, skip part I
- Have a local weather person speak to classes about changes in the local weather patterns over time and use this to discuss if they indicate climate change
- Find an Internet site where classes can collect weather data for their area for the previous 10 days
- Sprinkled throughout the lesson are links to related resources, individual worksheets, weather charts, and individual worksheets
- The lesson provides an extension activity using Google Earth