This Understanding El Niño Using Data in the Classroom interactive also includes:
Are weather troubles caused by El Nino? An installment of a larger series presents a five-part lesson on El Nino. First, scholars learn to read sea surface temperature maps. Then, they compare them to data on graphs before determining if an El Nino occurred during a specific time period based on the given data. They conclude the lesson by writing hypotheses and designing their own research to learn the answers.
- For the final level, allow pupils to work together to design their research questions and use the tools to answer them
- Practice writing a hypothesis before moving into level four
- Relies on prior knowledge of latitude/longitude, interpreting graphs, and weather
- Allows pupils to work through the various levels at their own pace
- Offers another chance if comprehension questions need multiple tries