Air Temperatures Around the World: Student Activity

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Check out climate anomalies just like NASA climatologists! Investigators use a GISTEMP map from NASA to analyze one month of climate anomalies. Scientists look for data extremes and generate possible explanations for observable patterns. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Display and discuss the surface temperature anomaly map
  • Have scientists work collaboratively to predict the effects of these anomalies on life in certain areas
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes understanding of zones of latitude
  • Provides a vocabulary list for in-depth study with older students
  • Includes ability to access interactive GISTEMP map, allowing explorers to investigate additional anomalies for a meaningful, self-styled learning experience