Gr. 9; Gr. 10; Gr. 11; Gr. 12; Gr. Secondary
Activities and Labs
Environmental science--Experiments; Ecology--Experiments; Atmospheric physics--Experiments;
Objective: Students will be able to access a web site that will allow them to understand temperature readings and patterns across the United States.
National Science Education Standard: As a result of their activities in grades K-4, all students should develop an understanding of: Properties of earth materials, objects in the sky, changes in earth and sky. Weather changes from day to day and over the seasons. Weather can be described by measurable quantities, such as temperature, wind direction and speed, and precipitation.
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STORM Project, "Where Is it Hot or Cold?" (2007). Open Educational Resources. 21.
Note to the teachers: The following level 1 weather activities need to be done sequentially as each lesson builds on concepts learned in previous lessons. If your students have a good understanding of Fahrenheit and Celsius temperatures, you might consider bypassing the first two activities and begin with Activity 3-Patterns of Temperature.
Level 1 Weather Activities: