What Is the Difference Between Weather and Climate?

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Predict the weather using a bag of M&M's®. An activity creates a metaphor for the difference between weather and climate. Learners see weather as a single M&M® and climate as the accumulation of years of M&M's® to complete a pretty sweet lesson!

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils record the number of each color of candy on the board to share data as a class
  • After the activity, have the class develop a definition for both weather and climate
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires small bags of candy for each individual
Pros

  • Incorporates candy, which is always a motivator for pupils
  • Includes a detailed teacher guide to aid in planning
Cons

  • None
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