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Study Jams! Weather & Climate

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Introducing your class to weather concepts is a breeze with this fresh film! It differentiates between weather and climate, describes the factors that affect weather (temperature, air pressure and humidity), and displays Earth's climate...
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People and Climate

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Model how the sun's energy strikes the planet and help your class relate it to a climate map. Assign small groups an individual climate zone to discuss. They reflect on and research how humans survive in the assigned climate and write a...
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Basics of Geography: Climate

For Teachers 4th - 8th
What's the weather going to be like tomorrow? The answer depends on your place on the planet. An informative video discusses how factors such as elevation, location, precipitation, and wind can determine an area's climate. It focuses on...
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Feeling the Heat

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What is an urban heat island? Middle school meteorologists find out by comparing temperatures at different locations on campus. They relate their findings to what might be happening in a concrete jungle and how it impacts local weather....
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A House is a House for Me

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students evaluate the impact climates have on the building of structures. They research the different types of materials used to build houses in various climates and build small models of houses which are tested against different climates.
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Holt Earth Science 3 Climate Skills Worksheet

For Students 7th - 9th
Get your scientists thinking critically about climate with this challenging activity, which has learners complete 10 analogies using climate terms. They also read a paragraph about monsoons in India and answer interpretation questions....
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Playing Hot and Cold

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars read about homeothermy. Through research and poster projects, they gain insight into the diversity among mammals and the ways specific mammals survive in their native climates.
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The Mitten

For Teachers K - 1st
Explore the Ukraine through a reading of The Mitten. Readers will determine the sequence of events, cause and effect, make predictions, and find the main idea of the story. They also use math skills to make charts and graphs. Finally,...
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El Nino and its Impact on the World

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Examine the phenomenon of El Niño and its impact on the environment. Using social studies, language arts, and science, learners will develop a news story on past occurrences of El Nino, its global effect on weather patterns, predictions...
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Global Climate Change

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The greenhouse effect and its relationship to global warming is the focus of an activity that asks class member to consider the effects of climate change on weather. Pupils work with their families to determine their carbon footprints...
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The Atmosphere

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Here is a suitable set of slides to use when teaching about the layers of the atmosphere, climate, global winds, and types of clouds. These slides will support a few different lectures. You will probably want to replace the diagrams with...
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Land of the Midnight Sun

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
From days of 24 hour sunlight, to endless nights that last for days, the Arctic is a very unique place to live. Examine the seasonal changes that occur in the northern-most reaches of the globe and the impact they have on the plants and...
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Weather and Climate: What's the Difference?

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Future weather forecasters collect daily temperatures over a period of time. Afterward, they compare their data with monthly averages, as researched on national weather websites, in order to grasp the difference between weather and...
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Geographical Influences

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
"If global warming is real, why is it so cold?" Distinguishing the difference between weather and climate is important when it comes to understanding our planet. In these activities, young scientists look at the climate patterns in a...
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Climate

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
What is climate? In this creative video, students explore what climate is and how to read a climate map. Tip: Introduce your climate lesson with this video!
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Earth : Keeping Up With Carbon

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Carbon is a key element in life on Earth. Where can it be found? Hear all about carbon's whereabouts and how it is used. Climate change is brought up along with human responsibility. This clip is great for a junior high or high school...
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Our World: What is Weather?

For Teachers 4th - 8th
The four main factors that influence an area's weather (heat, air pressure, wind, moisture), are each discussed in detail in this short but informative video from NASA. The three main climate zones are presented, accompanied by terrific...
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The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students analyze the impact of climate variability and change utilizing a broad span of topics over a wide range of grade levels. This three lesson unit is easily adapted for the various instructional levels listed.
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Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2009

For Students 9th - 12th
Junior geologists address 50 multiple choice questions and 35 short answer questions about the earth system. Plenty of visuals are included for interpretation: diagrams, graphs, maps, photographs, laboratory setups, weather symbols, and...
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Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2010

For Students 9th - 12th
Every topic under the sun is covered in this New York State Regents High School Examination. With the focus of earth science, participants answer 85 quesitons about the solar system, geologic time, rocks and minerals, landforms, and...
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The Reason for the Seasons

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students compare graphs of their data that was generated on a NASA website.  In this seasons lesson plan students complete a lab activity. 
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Is Portland, Oregon Experiencing Global Warming?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Learners use data to determine if the climate in Portland has changed over the years.  In this weather lesson students complete line graphs and study long wave radiation. 
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Is Grandpa Right, Were Winters Colder When He Was a Boy?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers compare current weather data to historic data to see if there is a temperature change.  In this weather instructional activity students complete a lab activity and determine average changes in temperature, precipitation...
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Differences Between Ground and Air Temperatures

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the differences between air temperature and ground temperature.  In this investigative lesson students find NASA data on the Internet and use it to create a graph. 
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Analyzing Tree Rings to Determine Climate Change

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners examine how to locate and access data sets.  In this climate change lesson students import data into Excel and graph it.   
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Geography, Climate, and Community in the Dominican Republic

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Students familiarize themselves with the geography and culture of the Dominican Republic. In this Dominican Republic lesson, students use the given scenarios as starting points to analyze the geography and culture of the Dominican...
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Incoming Solar Radiation

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Demonstrate how the spherical shape of the Earth contributes to unequal heating of its surface and results in varying climates at different latitudes. This would be an illuminating addition to your meteorology lessons, especially when...
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Ecological Services

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
"Ecological Services" is a unique look at how natural ecosystems provide resources and supportive processes to sustain human life. It examines the value of food production, gases and water recycling, climate moderation, genetic records,...
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Change Since 1609

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students recognize how the climate of the Hudson Valley has changed since the last glaciation. They explain these changes using a reconstruction of the land use changes in the Hudson Valley composed of confetti, Ziploc bags and other...
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Feeling the Heat

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Pupils record temperatures at different locations around campus. They examine the results and draw conclusions about how materials and colors affect the amount of heat produced. They also analyze Los Angeles' temperature records over a...
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The Sun: Earth's External Heat Engine - Part 1 of the Astronomy Model

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Designed by School Power...NaturallySM, this instructional activity familiarizes advanced earth science and physics learners about the variables that affect our supply of solar energy. They examine gas spectra and perform calculations....
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Exploring Biomes Lesson 1: Mapping Biomes

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Environmental science learners examine satellite imagery of temperature, vegetation, precipitation, and productivity. They use these maps to understand how scientists divide the planet into major biomes. As part of a larger unit on...
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Exploring Biomes Lesson 2: Biome Research

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Learners view a PowerPoint presentation on biomes and their classifications. Divide them into groups and assign them each an individual biome to research. There are pictures of the PowerPoint slides and notes about what to teach for...
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Exploring Arizona's Biotic Communities Lesson 5: Group Presentations

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Although a group presentation is not novel assignment, this one provides supporting resources: a newsletter introducing the project and a grading rubric. Each group is assigned a different biotic community in Arizona to research and...
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Exploring Arizona's Biotic Communities Lesson 1: Mapping Biotic Communities

For Teachers 6th - 10th
As part of a unit on Arizona's biotic communities, young ecology learners create a map. They describe how humans and animals adapt in their habitat. They take notes and create graphic organizers from articles they read. Beautiful maps,...
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Ocean Circulation

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
In this physical oceanography PowerPoint, viewers learn about ocean circulation, sea surface temperatures, and salinity. Relationships among these aspects are explained, as well as their impact on the atmosphere and climate. Each slide...
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Mountains

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Mountains are described and some of the more famous listed along with their altitudes. Climate, glaciers, and avalanches are also covered. Because there is a copious amount of text on each slide, this would be best used by assigning...
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Climate Controls

For Teachers 5th - 8th
How are the United States and other parts of the world affected by climate controls? Young scientists will read a passage (included here), discuss different types of climate controls, and identify places on a map that they believe would...
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Investigating the Climate System: Energy, A Balancing Act

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Earth science explorers design an experiment to demonstrate that the albedo of a surface affects its temperature. They test to find out if moisture on the surface affects temperature. They discover whether or not concrete or asphalt heat...
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A Comparison Study of Water Vapor Data to Precipitation over North America

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners use NASA satellite data to compare water vapor over the United States.  In this data analysis lesson students use an Excel spreadsheet to map their data. 
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Exploring Regions of Our World

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Examine how climate and landforms affect plants and animals that live in particular areas. Discover that these same factors affect peoples' homes, jobs, and recreational activities. Pupils research ecosystems and biomes, and then write...
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The Earth's Atmosphere and Temperature

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students describe and compare the layers of the atmosphere. They explain how to measure the temperature of the atmosphere and discover what causes the atmosphere to heat up in some places more than in others.
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Living in the Greenhouse

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students discuss the different types of climate zones found throughout the world. They participate in activities which relate to real events. They make observations and the consequences of their actions on the environment.
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Biodiversity Activity

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students are introduced to biodiversiy. They use a simulation of two forests, one planted with only Douglas Fir trees, and one with diverse species of trees. Students also use the simulation of two forests, one a monoculture of only one...
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Survival in Antarctica

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Explore the harsh climate of Antarctica and its wildlife. Participate in experiments to determine how humans survive in the continent's climate, and address the difficulties faced by scientists.
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Let's Travel To Antarctica

For Teachers 6th
Novel study is a great way to bring an interdisciplinary approach to learning. Pupils read Shackleton's Stowaway. While they read the book, they research many aspects of Antarctica, such as the living conditions, climate, and travel....
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North American Climate

For Teachers 7th
After providing a teacher guide for the lesson, maps and questions regarding the data provided fill the 8 slides. This is a test preparation for the Oklahoma PASS test. Your students will find this useful to view independently at their...
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Climate and Vegetation

For Teachers 1st - 10th
A sequence of slides starts with a guide for the instructor, but then presents all of the steps for the class to follow in order to access the Geography Network.  Viewers are guided through an activity studying maps and analyzing data...
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Weather Basics

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Weather — there's more to it than meets the eye of the storm. With this resource young meteorologists learn about the basics of weather, including information about the factors that influence the weather, common weather vocabulary, and...
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Climate Patterns

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Young climatologists explore the factors that contribute to a region's climate in this two-part earth science activity. To begin, learners are provided with a map of an imaginary planet and are asked to label global wind and ocean...
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Weather and Climate Data Exploration

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Access local temperature data online, graph averages, and critique it. Learners listen to a scenario where weather and climate are confused, and then answer questions to differentiate the two. The lesson itself is compact, but there is a...
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Climate and Vegetation

For Students 7th - 8th
Ten short answers are all kids need to write to complete a worksheet on climate and vegetation. They'll use each question to guide their reading of a text passage related to climate and vegetation in East Asia. If a text is not available...
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What Is El Niño?

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students access information at remote sites using telecommunications, identify impacts by reviewing past El Ni??o events, make and use scale drawings, maps, and maps symbols to find locations and describe relationships.
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Forest Communities

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students identify tree specimens.  In this tree specimens lesson, students collect different parts of a tree from the areas around the school or their home.  They then work in groups to create booklet that identifies tree specimens. 
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Winter Weather Wonders

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Learners are taught that precipitation comes in many different forms such as rain, freezing rain, sleet, snow, or hail. They research when and why different forms of precipitation fall in temperate climates. Students demonstrate their...
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Pop-Up Wildlife Mural

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students research life in a rainforest including plants, animals, insects, climate. They discover reasons for the importance of rainforests to the Earth's environment. Students work as a group to create a large 3-D rainforest scene that...
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Four Seasons

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students discuss seasons in temperate climates, how the changes affect the environment, and the clothing they wear for each season. Using paint, they create a picture depicting one of the seasons. As students paint, they listen to...
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Climate Chaos Week

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Pupils research the pros and cons of wind farm technology as an alternative source of energy. The class is divided into two groups that should formulate a debate on each side of the argument. Groups use a debate guide to help develop...
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Populations and Communities

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Someone set out to create an epic slide show on ecosystems, but seems to have stopped short. It begins by examining the parts of an ecosystem and roles that different organisms play within it. Simple, informative, and colorful, these...
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Evidence of Change Near the Arctic Circle

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students analyze graphs and make conclusions about climate change.  In this climates lesson students produce graphs and identify relationships between parameters.
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March of the Polar Bears: Global Change, Sea Ice, and Wildlife Migration

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students study global change and how these changes impact wildlife.  In this polar bears  lesson plan students analyze maps and data to understand climate change. 
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Sing! Sing a Song!

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Learners investigate climate change. They read and listen to an environmental song or a song about change or taking action. Students write, sing, and record their own song about climate change.
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Backgrounder Questions

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students are introduced to the intermediate backgrounders developed for the climate change website. Using the internet, they research various climate change concepts and answer discussion questions. They complete a worksheet to end the...
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Shorts in January? Is Climate Change Good for Us?

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students explore climate change and the idea that it brings a number of uncertainties about how regions are affected, particularly in the north. Students discuss the advantages and disadvantages that climate change may have for them....
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What Effect Does Climate Have on Wildlife?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the international scope of climate change. They identify variables that cause changes in the climate. Students examine how changes in climate affect the food chain.
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Our Changing Climate

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore, examine and discuss their local climate, what kind of rainfall they have, how warm is it in the summer and how cold in the winter and then extend and idea to contrast our climate with others. They also assess and...
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Altering Climate in the Classroom

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Pupils practice experimenting alternating moderate temperature extremes in the classroom based on their level of competence. They study how you can integrate the project into existing weather or science lessons with various manipulating...
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Jeopardy - Earth Sciences

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Questions about water, weather, geology, astronomy, and the scientific process make up this Jeopardy game. It is a pretty well-rounded set of slides, although you may want to be aware that a few of the questions are specific to the state...
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Soils: One of Our Natural Resources

For Teachers 5th - 8th
"God made dirt, so dirt don't hurt!" In fact, dirt is soil, which is an amazingly dynamic material that we cannot live without! Dig into the depths of soil development, topography, and layers with this PowerPoint. The photos are fuzzy,...
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Micro-Climate

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Atmosphere aces investigate the microclimates that exist within a larger area. They use a thermometer to record the varying temperatures and identify the microclimates on a map that they have drawn. This exercise helps them to understand...
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Living With the Weather

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Mini-meteorologists visit the National Climate Data Center online to gather past weather information for the area that they live in. They consider how the weather patterns may have influenced the architecture of the area. Finally, they...
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Current Weather

For Teachers 6th - 9th
A great year around activity that shows young mathematicians how the math skills they are learning are actually used in the real world. This exercise also helps learners begin to distinguish the difference between weather and climate. As...
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Your Own Greenhouse

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young science learners construct a greenhouse out of a plastic bottle. They use a nail to punch a hole through which a thermometer will be inserted to monitor the temperature. This simple experiment easily demonstrates the greenhouse...
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Weather and Climate Statistics

For Teachers 6th - 7th
The investigation of weather, and climate is a fascinating study. In this lesson, learners see how weather and climate are actually two very different areas of study. They study printouts of an areas temperature highs, lows, and average...
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Drought in Oklahoma

For Teachers 9th - 12th
There are actually three different types of drought: meteorological, agricultural, and hydrological. This presentation is a detailed reading of information about drought, specifically drought in the state of Oklahoma. Comprehension...
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Microclimate

For Teachers 4th
Learners identify, measure, and average microclimatic temperatures in a particular region. Groups of students are assigned a certain are to be sampled out on the playground, and other areas around the school campus. They record their...
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Effects of a Storm Surge

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students demonstrate the effects of a storm surge on coastal areas.  In this storm surge lesson students simulate the force of a hurricane. 
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How did Geography Affect the Economy of the Colonies

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the impact of geography on a region. In this geography lesson plan, 8th graders study the themes of geography. Students write an open response to a question.
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Weather's Outer Limits

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students make educated guesses and explain their reasoning and compile, graph, and map weather data. They then study environmental weather extremes on earth and discover that many variables determine climate.
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Climatic Changes

For Students 6th - 8th
Investigate the greenhouse effect and global warming with this weather worksheet: scholars describe the seasonal variations of temperature and day length at its greatest and its least. Then they describe the effects of El Nino and how...
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Climate

For Students 6th - 8th
Approach climate change through this text-companion worksheet. Learners read about the factors that create and change climate, taking notes and answering 5 short-answer comprehension questions as they read the selection. A graphic...
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Seasons and Weather

For Students 6th - 8th
Investigate seasons and weather through this text-companion activity. Learners read about changing seasons and what causes weather patterns, taking notes and answering 6 short-answer comprehension questions as they read the selection. A...
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What in Our World Affects the Way People Live

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders study various maps that show geographical features and population. They compare the maps and make inferences about how various geographical features influence the population and human activities of an area.
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Industrial Revolution & Climate Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine the Industrial Revolution and write an essay about the problems it brought to cities. They also examine the environmental impact of the Industrial Revolution. They take a quiz to test for comprehension.
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Saving Energy And Climate Change

For Teachers K - 1st
Pupils engage in a lesson that is focused upon the concepts of energy and its relationship to climate change. They focus upon the production of greenhouse gases and global warming. Students discuss the climate of different parts of the...
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El Niño

For Students 5th - 12th
In this weather worksheet students complete an interactive activity on El Ninos then answer a series of short answer questions on how they occur. 
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Glaciers

For Students 4th - 9th
In this glacier instructional activity students complete a virtual glacier activity and several short answer questions on climate change and building glaciers.
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Solar Effects on Global Warming

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the greenhouse effect and how it affects our climate.  In this global warming lesson students draw the sun and label features and describe the effects of the sun's energy on the world. 
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The Science of Ghana

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the climate and food sources of Ghana.  In this lesson on climate students view diagrams of global convection and complete a convection experiment.
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Terrestrial Sequestration- Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the differences between cellular respiration and photosynthesis.  In this cellular processes instructional activity students complete a group lab activity to see how climate change affects their lives. 
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Dr. Climatic

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners examine the principles that are involved in climate change.  In this environment lesson students view a presentation on climate change and complete a handout.
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Too Cool for School-The Greenhouse Experiment

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students create a town model and analyze the type of greenhouse gases their town emits. In this earth science lesson plan, students build greenhouses to investigate how trapped heat causes temperature change. They relate this activity to...
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How Oceans Affect Climate

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students use the internet to collect weather data from ocean regions and inland regions to compare how the ocean affects the climate. In this climate lesson plan, students create graphs and answer short answer questions.
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Climate Change

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders compare the Arctic and Antarctic.  In this climate lesson plan students work in groups, research and complete an oral report or a poster. 
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Electromagnetic Waves and Climate

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Learners explain how atmospheric composition affects light scattering. In this physics lesson, students write a three paragraph essay about this process. They explain what happens to energy when light is absorbed or reflected.
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Seasons and Ecliptic Simulator

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore the Earth's rotation and revolution using an online simulator. In this earth science lesson, students relate how the Earth's tilt and position affect climate and seasons. They complete worksheets during the simulation.
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Penguins: Sensitive Indicators

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners examine how penguins are affected by climate change.  In this climate change lesson students research the impact of climate change then create a poster to call awareness to it.
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You Can Die Here

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students examine Death Valley including the amount of precipitation and winds that it gets.  In this climate based lesson students explain the reasons for the amount of precipitation and windward patterns in Death Valley.
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Going Local with Global Warming

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine climate change by using recent temperature records.  In this data analysis instructional activity students plot weather data and study the differences between weather and climate. 
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Geography, Climate, and Adaptation

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore geography, climate, and adaptations by creating a country of their own. In this geography lesson, students work in groups to create a map of an imaginary country, they will include geography, climate, plants, and...
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Climate Mime-it

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students pantomime new climate vocabulary words.  In this climate lesson, students go over new vocabulary words and their meanings.  Students form groups and pantomime these word's definitions.
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Global Warming: More or Less

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students study global warming and see how changes in the earth's temperature affect climate.  In this climate lesson students link together the chain of events and what the impact will have on the future. 
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Bears

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study polar bears and their characteristics.  In this bears instructional activity students divide into groups and design a model that shows the effectiveness of their layers that keep them warm. 
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Fall Around the World

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What is autumn like in Shanghai? How much rain falls during September in Sydney? Is Moscow cold in October? Take a virtual trip around the world with a research assignment on autumn in different countries. After learners answer questions...
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Climate

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders learn about the climate zones of the US.  In this climate lesson, 4th graders review weather fronts and frontal boundaries.  Students define climate, examine the characteristics of the 7 climate zones of the US and discuss...
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Graphing and Analyzing Biome Data

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore biome data. In this world geography and weather data analysis lesson plan, students record data about weather conditions in North Carolina, Las Vegas, and Brazil. Students convert Fahrenheit degrees to Celsius degrees...
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Regions of Canada

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners investigate regions of Canada. In this regions of Canada lesson, students research physical features, ecosystems, and relationships of life science through maps, web resources, and a WebQuest.  Learners also create a 3D map of...
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Greenhouse Effect: A Computer Simulation

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Learners complete an online simulation of the greenhouse effect. In this instructional activity on the greenhouse effect, students use a website, similar to a webquest, to simulate and answer questions on how the greenhouse effect works....
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The Big Wet

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students complete a research project. In this climate lesson, students learn about the climate "tropical wet and dry" found in Australia. Students work in groups to research aspects of this climate and then create a class presentation.
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Water - Vulnerable to Climate Change

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discuss how changes in the climate and weather can affect change in their own lives. For this climate change lesson plan, students use an atlas and answer short answer questions.
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How Native Americans Stayed Warm

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate how climate affects basic needs. In this basic needs social studies lesson, students view a PowerPoint presentation, then describe the clothing worn by Native Americans in the photographs. Students discuss differing...
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Physical Geography- Climate

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore different climates. For this compare and contrast lesson, 6th graders look at the differences in climates of America and Europe. Students use KWL charts and graphic organizers to record information about different...
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Ecuador: A land of climate diversity

For Teachers 6th
Ecuador is a country of great contrasts. To gain an appreciation of just how diverse the country is, class members select a city, research its location, geographic features, and climate.  They then create line graphs representing the...
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Mountain Barriers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine geographical change. In this mountain barriers lesson, students conduct an experiment to discover how mountains affect surrounding land.  Students draw conclusions on how change in land affects plant and animal life.
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You Can Die Here – Death Valley California

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students use Google Maps to explore the rain shadow desert. In this climate lesson, students use the Internet, Google Maps, and directed inquiry worksheets to understand how rain shadow deserts form. Students apply climate concepts to...
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Geography of Our Environment

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Learners explore geographical elements. For this geographical elements lesson, students create a map showing the geographical elements in their area. Learners take pictures of these elements to glue to their map and present it to the class.
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Difference Between Climate and Weather

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students conduct an experiment.  In this weather lesson, students learn about the differences between climate and weather, collect weather data, use graphs to record data,  and analyze the results.
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Fourth Grade Social Studies

For Teachers 4th
In this social studies worksheet, 4th graders complete multiple choice questions about the climate, landforms, regions, government, and more. Students complete 25 multiple choice questions.
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Global Warming Webquest - Group Worksheet

For Students 4th - 6th
In this global warming worksheet, students, working in groups, answer 11 discussion questions involving global warming, climate, greenhouse effects and ecosystems.
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Climate Change: Is there a Controversy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore climate changes. In this climate changes lesson, students research what causes changes. Students search the Internet, summarize reports they find and create a poster with the information.
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The Greenhouse Effect a Good Thing?

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students create a model of the greenhouse effect by using bottles sealed with plastic wrap. In this greenhouse effect lesson students set up an experiment by breathing into one bottle and sealing it. The second bottle is simply sealed....
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Exploring Weather

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders study the different types of clouds. In this weather instructional activity, 5th graders use the study of clouds as a gateway to studying storms, precipitation, wind and climate. This instructional activity utilizes teacher...
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How Oceans Affect Climate

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students draw conclusions about how the ocean affects temperature. For this weather lesson, students use the Internet to gather data to help them come to a conclusion about how the climate in a certain region is directly affected by the...
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Weather History

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students study how weather is measured. In this climate lesson plan, students research how samples of the ocean floor reveal facts about the climate thousands of years ago. Students use clay samples to create layers that simulate real...
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Climate Change

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students compare weather data and draw conclusions. In this climate change lesson plan, students determine whether data collected over a period of ninety years shows a warming trend. 
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Extreme Weather

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students examine different types of extreme weather and how to prepare for them. In this weather lesson students explore different types of extreme weather and create disaster preparation posters for different types of extreme weather.
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Zoo Animals and their Climate

For Teachers K
Students read a story about animal habitats.  In this zoo animals lesson, students read books about zoo animals and their habitats.  Students decide whether animals live in cold or hot habitats.
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How Do You Make A Tornado?

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students create a tornado in a bottle. For this climate and weather lesson, students review basic information about tornadoes and thunderstorms. Students make a tornado in a bottle and write about what they learned from the project....
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Biome Challenge

For Students 6th - 12th
In this biomes worksheet, students complete a word search puzzle by finding the 57 terms associated with the different types of biomes.
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Biomes Internet Lesson

For Teachers 8th - 10th
In this biomes worksheet, students use an on line source to complete a table of the Earth's biomes. Students include the types of plants in each biome, the types of animals, the climate and any details about the biomes. Students answer...
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Bellwork for Week 15-Climate

For Students 7th - 10th
In this bellwork worksheet, students answer questions about the layers of the atmosphere, the composition of the atmosphere and the weather and the climate.
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People and Precipitation

For Students 4th - 5th
In this map worksheet, students analyze a climate map showing precipitation in the Southwest region. Students use the map to answer 4 short answer questions.
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Conserving Fuel

For Students 7th
In this conserving fuel learning exercise, 7th graders solve and complete 4 different word problems that include measurement and total cost of products. First, the determine the gas station described that has the lowest price of...
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Climate

For Students 4th - 6th
In this science worksheet, students write several sentences about their countries climate and then compare their countries climate to their hometowns climate in a graphic organizer.
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Weather Fun Facts

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this science worksheet, students investigate fun facts about weather by reading 25 short paragraphs about weather, storms, climate and geography. Students complete a crossword puzzle about weather.
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The History of Climate Change

For Teachers 7th - 10th
In this science worksheet, students gather in-depth information dealing with climate change over the next century. They analyze the grid to determine the average time difference between peaks in the temperature history for the last...
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World Climates

For Students 6th - 10th
In this climate worksheet, students will identify 5 different biomes, solve 4 number puzzles, unscramble 6 world biomes, and 4 word puzzles about climate and biomes.
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Clouds & Condensation

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students use the digital atlas of Idaho to study different weather patterns. They use the Climatology section of the Digital Atlas of Idaho to explore concepts such as relative humidity, dew point, condensation, and cloud formation.
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Naturally Disastrous!

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Learners explore, research and examine the causes of natural disasters and how to survive them. They research on the internet world climate, recent disasters, how they happen, what to do if one occurs and what preventive measures to take...
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Climographs

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Learners identify trends and characteristics of climate zones and specific places within. Then, they graph annual climate trends (primarily Temperature and Precipitation) and create, interpret and extrapolate information based on...
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Rain Forest Adventures

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars identify and describe where tropical rain forests are located and examine the geographical correlation between rainfall and rain forest. They brainstorm what they think they know about tropical rain forests - where they're...
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Getting to the Core of Climate Change

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Learners investigate climate changes by graphing and analyzing ice core data from Greenland and Antarctica. They create, explain and report the pattern of data on a graph of ice core data. In addition they find relationships between the...
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Regions of the United States

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students present a travelogue, an alternate format to preparing their writing, of a specific U.S. geographic region that includes the aspects of population, climate, landforms, economics, culture, famous people and places and natural...
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What Causes the Seasons?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students conduct experiment to examine how tilt of globe influences warming caused by lighted bulb. They monitor simulated warming of their city by sun in winter and in summer by using light bulb, interpret results, and submit lab report.
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Illinois Without The Ice

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners apply the processes of scientific inquiry to analyze topographic features accordingly. They describe how changes in atmospheric climatic conditions can result in changes in the geological features of Earth over time Students...
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Weather

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students explore the earth's atmosphere, weather, and climate. They begin class with a discussion about weather patterns, atmosphere, and the layers of the earth. After the class discussion, students rotate through four stations to...
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Exploring Seasons

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students study the four seasons. They determine changes that occur in our environment. They demonstrate an understanding of the basic features of Canada's landscape and climate and identify the basic weather and climate patterns of...
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Educating K-12 Students about Glacier Dynamics in a Changing Climate

For Teachers K - 12th
Students determine which of the following parameters, slope, ice, temperature or basal condition affects the glacier speed the most. They create their own experiment to test what influences glacier speed and temperature of the ice.
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Water Cycle, Weather, and Climate

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders investigate the water cycle and its processes. They examine temperature and precipiation data to classify climate of ten cities. They then create a climate map of the world.
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Que debo llevar? What Should I Wear?

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders discuss the goals of the lesson plan. They write on the board a sequence of sentences describing the season, and the type of weather. Students describe how many, what color, and what each piece of clothing is illustrated...
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Adaptations

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders are able to physically record on a sheet of paper predictions and results of an experiment pertaining to the adaptations of Arctic animals after a class discussion about the topic.
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Changing Climate, Changing Animals

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students review teacher-provided background materials on impact of climate change. Students then work in small groups to make poster on possible impacts of climate change on one particular northern animal, and how it might affect people...
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Weather Investigation Through The Internet

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the Earth's climatic regions and their characteristics. Using the Internet, they evaluate regional vegetation, agriculture, and population density. Students name and describe instruments that measure weather. They...
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Climate Weather Seasons Review

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scholars review the concepts of weather, climate, and seasons. They read and discuss a book about weather. Students collaborate on a class definition for climate and weather. They match weather to the specific season. Young...
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Regions of the United States

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students create a travelogue of a particular U.S geographic region that includes aspects of population, climate, landforms, culture, famous people, and places as well as any natural resources. They present the travelogue to the class.
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Going the Way the Wind Blows

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the cause and effect relationship between geography and ancient civilizations. After reading an article, they determine how new findings can help scientists examine the migration patterns of these civilizations. Using...
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TE Lesson: What to Wear? What to Drink? Weather Patterns and Climatic Regions

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine how climate affects lifestyle, clothing choices, food, and water sources. They explore climatic regions such as tropical, desert, coastal, and alpine situations. They look at the longitude and latitude, land features and...
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Language Arts: Student-Created Typhoon

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars role-play as weather reporters and create fictional stories about typhoons. They describe the storm, define its characteristics, track its development, and estimate the potential damage it causes. They identify the...
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Chasing El Niño

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students view a video clip about the effects of El Nino. They work together to develop a question about weather folklore. They participate in an experiment that tests their hypothesis.
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The Good, The Bad, and the Arctic

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the social, economic and environmental consequences that might result from Arctic climate change. Students identify and discuss at least three consequences.
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Whales and Sea Ice: Investigating Insulation

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students investigate the properties of insulation as it relates to whales and sea ice. They research whales and examine the atmospheric changes that occur when there are changes in sea ice.
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Global Warming: Life in a Greenhouse

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the evidence that scientists have used to support the existence of global warming and the greenhouse effect. How the concepts have been developed and evaluated form the focus of this lesson.
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Differences between Climate and Weather

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students collect weather data over weeks, graph temperature data and compare the temperature data collected with averaged climate data where they live.
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Earth's Energy Cycle: Albedo

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students complete all of the steps in the scientific inquiry process to study Earth's energy cycle; most specifically temperature and the effects of albedo (energy reflected back from Earth's surface) on temperature.
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Meet Meteorology

For Teachers 4th
Students explore meteorology, discuss Earth's atmosphere, create drawings of the water cycle, create meteorology journals, and role play forecasters. Nine lessons on one page; includes unit test.
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Climate Change

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students focus on the production of maple syrup in Northern New England as they study the effects of climate change. They investigate other environmental factors on the forests of Northern New England.
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Climate Change

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students discuss problems associated with a world climate change. They examine how animals would be affected if the world heated up.
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Sea Level: Ice Volume Changes

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine relationship between ice volume and the Earth's sea level, and describe how differences in ice volume and composition relate to changes in the Earth's climate.
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Arctic Passage

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students plan a survival pack for severe Antarctic weather. They identify items necessary for survival in cold climates and which factors play a parat in keeping warm in the cold.
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GLOBAL WARMING

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students form definitions of the greenhouse effect based on prior knowledge, class discussion, viewing diagrams, and participate in group brainstorming sessions and class discussions related to the impact of the greenhouse effect and...
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Weather Watchers - Interdisciplinary

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students investigate weather and climate through a variety of interdisciplinary activities.
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Weather and Water in Ghana

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate the climate of their region. Students research statistics and conduct interviews. Students take a virtual tour of Ghana and discuss its climate. Students consider water conservation and the role it plays in both...
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International Food Court

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the characteristics of the world's regions by investigating the types of food that are common in different parts of the world. They conduct research to find out about the climate, landscape, and cultures of a few countries.
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Weather

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students gain an understanding of the causes and controls of weather, as well as an understanding of the differences in climate between different nations.
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Climate and CO2: Analyzing their Relationship

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars speculate on various scenarios of future world climates if the greenhouse effect increases. They draw diagrams to show the role carbon dioxide plays in the global greenhouse. They find out how much carbon dioxide is present.
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Mountains

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Explore the mountain habitat with this collection of slides. The climate is described, along with the associated plant and animal life. Some of the pictures are attractive, but some leave much to be desired. There is a generous amount of...
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Social Studies: Czech Republic Nature Journals

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create nature journals of imaginary trips to the Czech Republic. Included in their reports are information and descriptions of the landscape, climate, animals, plants, and elements to create a realistic impression. From the...
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Comparing Weather Patterns of Two Different Cities

For Teachers 6th
Junior meteorologists work in collaborative groups to collect information on the weather patterns of two different cities. They use NOAA's National Weather Service website and contact actual meteorologists in their chosen cities. The...
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Animals in Greece

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
This lesson is uncomplicated, consisting of a brief introduction to the Grecian landscape and climate, and then having individuals choose an animal in Greece to research. The youngsters display their information gathered on a poster. Be...
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Climate in the Pacific Region

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students examine the main features of the climate of the Tropical Pacific region by looking at maps and charting the tracks of one or more recent cyclones. After a brief discussion, they answer questions bout convergence zones and the...
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Europe and Russia

For Teachers 6th
The purpose of this instructional activity is unclear. It seems to be an exploration of South America, but also involves a discussion of Europe and Russia. Learners use Inspiration software to identify the physical features, climate,...
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Climates and Animal Habitats

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore how animals adapt to their habitats. For this climate lesson, 3rd graders discuss how the climate effects animal habitats. Students use the Internet to research information about a particular animal and its habitat.
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Frogs Frogs Frogs

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students view a disk on the continental movement and analyze the given data on fossils, rock types and climate zones. In this geology lesson students draw a diagram of the earths layers, take a quiz complete a PowerPoint presentation.
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Tracking El Nino Conditions

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students identify major changes in ocean temperatures during an El Nino season.  For this climate lesson students complete an Internet assignment using datasets to determine periods of El Nino.
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Introduction to Earth's Dynamically Changing Climate

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars identify the most common causes of global warming. In this earth science lesson, students use an interactive website to explore changes over time in sea ice, sea level, carbon emissions, and average global temperature....
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A Million Steps against the Greenhouse Effect

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students study the greenhouse effect and how climate affects it.  In this climate lesson students gather data and use it to understand how a climate system works. 
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Weather Amongst the U.S.

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore the internet world of Second Life and research weather conditions in the United States. In this weather lesson plan, students present their findings and how the weather conditions affect them personally.
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Utah's Own

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the effects of humans on the environment. In this Social Studies lesson, 4th graders analyze human changes to the environment. Students explore the actions and effects at a community level.
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Where Does It Come From?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore free trade. For this free trade lesson, 5th graders discover which commonly found products are made in the United States and which originate from other countries. Students explore which countries are better at...
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Four Seasons

For Teachers K
Students investigate the four seasons in a year. In this seasons lesson, students explore the weather during each season.  Students illustrate each season with pictures.
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Sixth Grade Social Studies Quiz

For Students 6th
In this social studies worksheet, 6th graders complete multiple choice questions about economics, climate, maps, and more. Students complete 15 questions.
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Throwing Precaution to the Wind Validity of the Precautionary Principle for Solving Climate Change

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students study climate change and come up with possible remedies for it.  In this global warming lesson students complete and activity and watch a video on climate change.
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Paleoclimates and Pollen

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine how scientists study climate changes.  In this fossils lesson students study climate and the changes it undergoes naturally. 
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A Climate Conundrum

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students study climate change and how it would affect our lives.  In this climate lesson students view a video then divide into groups and discuss possible solutions.
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Climate Systems - Which Location Is Best For Me?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners study the difference between weather and climate.  In this climate systems lesson students search the Internet for the parts of the Earth's system, gather climate data and complete a challenge scenario. 
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Weather & Climate; Knowledge Quiz

For Students 5th - 7th
In this weather and climate quiz worksheet, students complete a set of 10 multiple choice questions covering a variety of concepts related to climate and weather.
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Geography Quiz

For Students 7th - 10th
In this geography skills practice learning exercise, students respond to 40 short answer and multiple choice questions based on world climate regions
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Climate Questions

For Students 7th - 9th
For this geography skills worksheet, students respond to 30 multiple choice questions about climate regions found around the world.
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World Climates Study Guide

For Students 8th - 12th
In this geography skills worksheet, learners respond to 24 fill in the blank and multiple choice questions about the climate regions and characteristics of the world.
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Going Bananas

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders take part in a survey that helps them to better understand why bananas are so popular.  In this bananas instructional activity students will create a children's book about bananas.