Learners examine traditional Native American weather/climate knowledge. They keep a weather journal and research cloud cover.
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It's All in the Name: Weather Versus Climate
What goes up when rain comes down? An umbrella! Activity eight in the series of 12 explores weather and climate. In pairs, participants analyze maps, watch a short video, create a weather forecast, and complete a reading to determine the...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Climate Solutions – A Call to Action!
The final instructional activity in the 21-part series on climate change focuses on energy solutions to the consumption problem. Using data specific to their school, pupils make recommendations, follow up on actions, and carefully track...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Play Ball! – Or Not…Making a Decision Using Weather Data
Should the game go on or not? An engaging lesson asks small groups to make a decision using weather data. After analyzing a map, an updated forecast, and radar information, groups have to decide whether to cancel a baseball game. They...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Study Jams! Weather & Climate
Introducing your class to weather concepts is a breeze with this fresh film! It differentiates between weather and climate, describes the factors that affect weather (temperature, air pressure and humidity), and displays Earth's climate...
3rd - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Weather and Climate Data Exploration
Access local temperature data online, graph averages, and critique it. Learners listen to a scenario where weather and climate are confused, and then answer questions to differentiate the two. The lesson itself is compact, but there is a...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Cloudy Climate Change: How Clouds Affect Earth's Temperature
While clouds may not make for the most enjoyable weather, they play an important role when it comes to regulating the temperature of the earth. Watch this video and learn how these giant masses of water droplets actually help to cool the...
7 mins 7th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable