Day 2

Weather or Climate? You Decide!

Students use their understanding of the definitions of weather and climate to identify which of the two concepts is better represented by several figures that are presented during the activity.

 

  • Educator guide (PDF)
  • Weather or Climate? You Decide! handout (PDF)
  • Weather or Climate presentation (PowerPoint)
  • Activity figures (PDF)

 

Understanding the Difference: Do the American Public and Media Understand Weather and Climate?

Students read a short article and examine selections from the media to determine whether the American public and media tend to understand the difference between weather and climate.

 

  • Educator guide (PDF)
  • Understanding the Difference handout (PDF)

 

Evaporation Investigation setup

This activity is completed over four days.  Students conduct an experiment to investigate the effects of various factors on the rate of evaporation.

 

  • Educator guide (PDF)
  • Evaporation Investigation handout (PDF)

 

 

Students fill experimental containers with soil for the Evaporation Investigation activity to examine the effects of five variables on the rate of evaporation