Everything you need to teach students about weather, climate, and climate change. This bundle contains a variety of student centered activities to make the learning real for your students. Engage your students with hands on activities, real world data, group review games, inspiring projects, and graphic notes. The unit starts with the composition and properties of the atmosphere and the the water cycle followed by lessons about weather - air masses and fronts, air pressure and its affect on the weather, and weather forecasting.Then the unit continues into climate where students learn about the difference between weather and climate and the factors that affect climate (latitude, altitude, seasons, etc).The unit ends with lessons and activities about climate change.
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Aligned with NGSS Standards:
MS-ESS2-4.Develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth's systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity
MS-ESS2-5.Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses result in changes in weather conditions.
MS-ESS2-6: Develop and use a model to describe how unequal heating and rotation of the Earth cause patterns of atmospheric and oceanic circulation that determine regional climates.
MS-ESS3-5: Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.