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Weather vs. Climate

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What is weather? How is weather different from climate? Factors such as temperature, thunderstorms, precipitation, and wind speed refer to weather. Climate consists of the overall patterns of weather in a particular region of the world, over a long period of time. This is the focus of a video that helps viewers distinguish between weather and climate.

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Instructional Ideas
  • After viewing, explore and discuss various climate regions around the world and the weather conditions they experience
Classroom Considerations
  • The 11th in a series of 22 videos that discuss Earth's spheres and natural resources
  • Concepts from the previous videos are reviewed at the beginning of the episode
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Designed for Next Generation Science Standards
  • Video presents a very clear distinction between weather and climate, which is easy to understand
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