This is a worksheet that has students create a climograph comparing the average temperature and the average precipitation for the city of San Diego. It also has the students calculate the yearly average temperature, the yearly average precipitation and the ranges for both. The students then make some observation about the climate in San Diego based on this information.
This is one of the first lessons of my climate unit because it introduces the students to a climogram, the ideas of monthly and yearly averages and has them calculate values that they will calculate several times throughout the unit.
2. graph paper
4. colored pencils
I have always had my students create the climograph on graph paper with colored pencils but you could easily make or download a blank template.
It is a word document so it can be altered and improved. It also includes a brief PowerPoint to accompany the assignment.