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Browse Weather and Climate Resources

Browse Weather and Climate Resources

Washington DC Climatogram
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Students will compare temperature and precipitation graphs for various U.S. locations to look for patterns in geographical influence on climate, then collect data for a location of their choice and create their own climatogram.
Climate Change Online Lab
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In this activity, students will learn about Earth’s climate vital signs. They will use NASA’s Climate Change website to learn about the factors that scientists use to understand changes in our climate.
Climate Change Inquiry Lab
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In this lesson, students will conduct labs investigate the drivers of climate change, including adding carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, sea level rise, and the effect of decreasing sea ice on temperatures.
Hurricanes and Hot Towers with TRMM
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Students will think about their experiences with hurricanes and severe storms, then learn the basics of what causes hurricanes to form. Students will learn how hurricane prediction has progressed, and how satellites can help us understand storms.
Satellite image of Hurricane Guillaume
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In this lesson, students will learn about hurricanes as a natural hazard. They will learn about technologies that have been developed to mitigate their devastating effects.
Hurricane approaching Florida
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This IQuest has been developed to help you explore the wild and changing world of weather and climate. Weather and climate are shaped by complex interactions involving sunlight, the ocean, the atmosphere, clouds, ice, land, and life forms.
CoCoRaHS Volunteers with rain gauges (image credit: CoCoRaHS)
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CoCoRaHS is a Citizen Science organization that helps participants collect and share precipitation data. They also assist teachers in learning how to install and use rain gauges with their students. Learn how to collect and submit measurements to CoCoRaHS
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'Towers in the Tempest' is a 4.5 minute narrated animation that explains recent scientific insights into how hurricanes intensify. This intensification can be caused by a phenomenon called a 'hot tower'.
Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Sciences
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This booklet presents important information for individuals and communities to understand Earth's climate, impacts of climate change, and approaches for adapting and mitigating change.
Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education
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This is a downloadable high-resolution booklet that will give the educator in-depth background information on energy concepts. This booklet is a joint project of the Department of Energy and The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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