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Sunday, January 22, 2012

1-22-2012 Connecting to Climate and Weather Online

Continuing my way through the standards, offering links, lessons, and ideas to help teach the 
Core Curriculum Content Standards
Science Grades 6-8
5.4 Earth Systems Science: All students will understand that Earth operates as a set of complex, dynamic, and interconnected systems, and is a part of the all-encompassing system of the universe.

F. Climate and Weather: Earth’s weather and climate systems are the result of complex interactions between land, ocean, ice, and atmosphere.
By the end of grade
Content Statement
Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)


Weather is the result of short-term variations in temperature, humidity, and air pressure.


Explain the interrelationships between daily temperature, air pressure, and relative humidity data.
  1.  Atmosphere
  2. Global Warming
  3. Satellite Meteorology
  4. WeatherSpark
  5. Hurricanes and Hurricane Observations
  6. BrainPop Weather
  7. San Francisco Weather
  8. FOSS Weather and Water
  9. Water Planet
  10. NOAA
  11. Weather dude
  12. It's a Breeze
  13. Atmospheric Science
  14. Meteorology Classroom Activities
  15. Climate and Weather Unit
  16. Read a Climograph
  17. Water and Climate Info
  18. Climate Map
  19. Climate Classification
  20. US Climate at a Glance
  21. US Climate Page
  22. World Climate
  23. Atmospheric Sciences
  24. Franklin's Forecast
  25. The Earth in Near Real Time
  26. National Weather Hazards
  27. Climate and Weather Data
  28. Climate Data Directory
  29. Meteorology
  30. Reading Weather Maps
  31. Storm Prediction Center
  32. Tornado Project
  33. Nature's Fury
  34. Weather Interactives
  35. What's Up with the Weather?
  36. Weather Online
  37. Weather World
  38. Reasons for the Seasons
  39. Seasons Reasons
  40. The Seasons
  41. Observe Seasonal Changes


Climate is the result of long-term patterns of temperature and precipitation.


Create climatographs for various locations around Earth and categorize the climate based on the yearly patterns of temperature and precipitation.


Global patterns of atmospheric movement influence local weather.


Determine the origin of local weather by exploring national and international weather maps.


Climate is influenced locally and globally by atmospheric interactions with land masses and bodies of water.


Explain the mechanisms that cause varying daily temperature ranges in a coastal community and in a community located in the interior of the country.


Weather (in the short term) and climate (in the long term) involve the transfer of energy and water in and out of the atmosphere.


Create a model of the hydrologic cycle that focuses on the transfer of water in and out of the atmosphere. Apply the model to different climates around the world.

Please post a comment below if you have a site or lesson idea to share for teaching these concepts.  I would love your input!

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