What's the Weather?

How many jackets do you need to stay warm and climb Mount Everest? An informatie resource covers the topic of Mount Everest, the resource helps young scientists discover the difference between climate and weather. Activities include tracking the weather, assessing how weather affects clothing choices, and analyzing graphs and data. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask learners to wear what they would wear to Mount Everest as extra credit for class the next day
  • Show a presentation from the local meteorologist as a real-world example of tracking weather patterns
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires computer access
Pros

  • Teaches data collection
  • Helps build analysis skills
  • Provides ideas for extended learning 
Cons

  • None
Common Core