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N ew Englanders have a saying: "If you don't like the weather, just wait a minute." Weather forecasts may be more stable in other parts of the world, but the basic idea stands. Weather is dynamic, the product of interacting forces we are only beginning to understand. Witness the weather extremes caused by El Niño in 1997 and 1998. El Niño raised water temperatures in the Pacific and the effects were felt worldwide: crop failures, disease outbreaks, excess snow, or too little rain.
These items are designed for the teacher to use in the classroom or as background reference material. Categories of educational information on this page: The Climate TimeLine Information Tool Weather and climate are always in flux, always changing. At times the changes can be sudden and dramatic, while on other occasions the changes are subtle and occur over long periods of time. What are the primary causes and effects of these changes? How do they relate to our everyday lives and to human history?
Lightning Theme Page Below are the CLN "Theme Pages" which support the study of electricity-related concepts such as Lightning. CLN's theme pages are collections of useful Internet educational resources within a narrow curricular topic and contain links to two types of information. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic.
Title: Kindergarten Weather Subject Matter Emphasis and Level: Kindergarten Weather is a science unit for Kindergarten children that integrates math, social studies, art, music, poetry, literature, creative writing, and drama into the curriculum. Instructional Designer: Renee Hartman Brief Description of the Lesson/Unit:
Welcome to the Climate Discovery Teacher's Guide! This teacher's guide was produced by the National Center for Atmospheric Research as a companion to the Climate Discovery exhibit at our Boulder, Colorado laboratory. Each unit contains lessons appropriate for grades 5-9 on a variety of Earth system science topics that facilitate student learning about our planet's climate system. The lessons in each unit can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader and may be reproduced for educational use. Note: This project is in development.
Using the Science and Language of Patterns to Explore the Weather 1996 University Corporation for Atmospheric Research This Web Page is designed for middle school mathematics teachers. It contains all of the information needed for teachers to use the 16 classroom activities of SkyMath, including the module itself. We believe that it is an effective and innovative way to present elements of the middle school mathematics curriculum. Index ( Click on
Weather You will find various Lesson Plans on the top portion of this page. Further down, you will find Web Sites . At the bottom of the page, you will find Books that you can order directly from Amazon.com! Lesson Plans Printable Worksheets Make your own Weather word searches, word scrambles and crossword puzzles!