Unit Plan

Climate Science in Focus: A Streamflow River Study

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Data speaks, but it's our job to determine what it's trying to say. Young scientists explore the changes in weather and climate using data from the Yosemite National Park in a six-day unit. Learners first compare weather and climate and then use streamflow data to analyze changes from 1960 to 2012.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Incorporate during a unit studying climate change
  • Have pupils complete the data analysis with a local body of water
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects a basic understanding of weather and climate
Pros
  • Includes a glossary of important terms
  • Provides a rubric for scoring completed projects
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