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Weather and Climate: What's the Difference?


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Weather and Climate: What's the Difference?

This lesson plan enables learners to explore the differences between weather and climate. They collect local weather data for a defined period of time, and then compare these data with longer-term climate data for their community.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
1 to 4 weeks

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 11 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Processes
      • Weather and Climate
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
      • Data Collection
      • Data Representation
    • Measurement

Informal Categories


  • Nature and Environment
  • Outdoor Activity

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • use keyboard
  • use mouse
  • be mobile

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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  • All Rights Reserved, United States Environmental Protection Agency,

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