Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world. 3-ESS2-2
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Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information
Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information in 3–5 builds on K–2 experiences and progresses to evaluating the merit and accuracy of ideas and methods.
Obtain and combine information from books and other reliable media to explain phenomena. (3-ESS2-2)
Weather and Climate
Climate describes a range of an area's typical weather conditions and the extent to which those conditions vary over years. (3-ESS2-2)
Patterns of change can be used to make predictions (3-ESS2-2)
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By reading this book, students will learn about the basics of climate: what it is, how we measure it, and how we represent it on maps. The book defines differences between climate and weather, and helps students discover patterns in the Ear ...
Using the Places page on the Arkive website, students can observe vibrant photos and videos of several different climate locations throughout the world. These resources will spark student questions about climate and why climates are so differen ...
Using My NASA Data to generate maps of precipitation and surface temperature, students can represent weather data in a way that shows global patterns during different times of the year. Students can use the website to create their maps and use ...
This lesson provides an engaging way for students to investigate different climates from around the world. The teacher prints postcards from "grandma" along with graphs of climates from five different regions. Students must interpret the gr ...
This resource acts as a climate data warehouse in the form of graphs and tables for cities across the US, a linchpin for any three-dimensional climate unit. The resource is not written specifically for educators. Its sister websit ...
This resource allows students to observe and manipulate a wide variety of data sets on a world map. The weather/climate tab provides visual representations of climate data, but students can make other curricular connections as well. Students or teach ...
This brief video from Crash Course Kids introduces students to the difference between weather and climate. The video focuses on the weather and climate of Yuma, Arizona. Students can analyze data averaged over years to determine if the weather shown ...
Students are expected to collect and graph weather data, then analyze historical averages to develop an understanding of the difference between weather and climate.
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What causes weather, clouds -- what's weather forecasting.
How is weather predicted -- include description of Highs and Lows and weather fronts.
From NASA -- a description and video/animation of the difference between weather and climate.
NOAA description about How the ocean affects climate and weather on land.
Interactive website with description and photos of the major biomes or climate zones around the world.