Temperature Trends and Seasons

This Temperature Trends and Seasons lesson plan also includes:

How do the average monthly temperatures in Forest, Virginia compare to those in Albany, Australia? This is the driving question of the STEM lesson plan. Here, your budding meteorologists use the Internet to collect climate data for two locations before analyzing the data and presenting their findings to peers. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Investigate images and information about Forest, Virginia, and Albany, Australia, to help build context for weather research
  • Invite scholars to research two different locations of their choice and explore the weather patterns
Classroom Considerations

  • Copies and an assortment of materials are needed to complete the lesson
  • Internet access is necessary; be sure to schedule time in the computer lab
  • Class members should be familiar with using circle maps 
Pros

  • Teacher directions are clearly written in detail
  • Background information and context is provided to ensure the class is ready to take part in the lesson 
  • Lesson can be modified to use locations more familiar to your population
Cons

  • The quality of the circle map is low
Common Core