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Pairs perfectly with PowerPoint notes on “Why Temperature Changes From Place to Place” found at the link below:
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Lesson includes an application to a fictional continent with multiple variables and higher-level analysis skills.
Great for college prep learners that need an alternative assessment and may not be great at traditional activities/labs/assessments.
Also appropriate for advanced (honors) students.
Also, perfect for homeschooling!
Great feedback from professional meteorologists.
- Organizer and comprehension questions differentiating between why temperature values are different in different cities (close by and far away). Over 12 different variables are addressed:
-Land versus Water
-Air Masses and Wind Direction
-Time of Day
-Urban Versus Rural
-Various Weather Conditions (Humidity, Dewpoint, Cloudiness, Precipiation, etc.)
- Fictional continent consists of 6 cities with similar and different characteristics. Students then arrange each city from warmest to coolest then assigning temperature terminology, and the dominant variables responsible for the possible temperature.
This enrichment incorporates higher-level math skills including equation applications. This activity includes an analysis of a fictional continent and assesses students with a variety of depth of knowledge hierarchy questioning strategies.
This has been used as a pre-class, lab/activity, study guide, review, and assessment. This is an effective teaching tool one on one, in small groups, and as a class when using a Smart Board/Promethean Board/Projection.
A guaranteed hit all around!
A great addition to your meteorology teaching library.
Within the classroom, this activity was consistently very successful and acclaimed by students in grades 6th – 12th within multiple schools - public, private, and charter schools in a multitude of states. This can also be part of a lab manual for an introductory college level meteorology course. This work has also been shared at workshops, in-services, and conferences.
Positive feedback from teachers in New York State as a preparation for the Regents Exam.
Answer key provided.
Great feedback from students, parents, teachers, and administrators.
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*Activity designed, completed, and submitted at private residence/educational resource center*
Geo Leo (UNC-Wilmington) and Meteo Mike
“The Tar Heel Tandem”
“Southern Science Specialists”