Weather and Climate

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Middle school learners explore weather through discussions, measurements, and data analysis. Use the lesson to differentiate but make connections between weather to climate.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Place learners in pairs or small groups for better discussions
  • Read through Appendix A to build your own weather station to use from year to year or to have learners build their own weather instruments
Classroom Considerations

  • Steps one through four take one class period; step five takes a minimum of two weeks but only a few minutes each day; steps six to ten take three class periods
Pros

  • Contains teacher background
  • Scripted questions and answers for teachers to use make the lesson easier to teach
  • Set up as 5E model: engage, explain, explore, elaborate, evaluate
  • Includes numerous extensions to further learning
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS