Lesson

Our Interacting Atmosphere: Day by Day, Year after Year

Students begin to understand the differences between weather and climate. They learn about the conditions and locations of three major climate zones, polar, temperate and tropical. They consider how the proximity to the equator affects a region’s climate. They make predictions about what the weather will be like in a given location based on what they have learned about the climate zone of that area.

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Grades:
3
Topics:
MeteorologyHydrologyBiologyGeologyOceanographyPhysics
Learning Time:
multi-session
Museum Connections:
ScienceOnASphere ScienceAdventure Planetarium
Standards:
3.RI.3 3.W.7 GLO-1 GLO-2 GLO-3 GLO-5 GLO-6 SC.3.1.2 SC.3.6.1 SC.3.8.2 3-ESS2.A
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