Step by Step Weather Observations

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Link to Resource: http://www.earthsciweek.org/classroom-activities/step-step-weather-observations
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
4 5 6 7 8 9
Language:English
Organization:American Geosciences Institute (AGI); Earth Science Week (ESW); National Weather Service (NWS)
Summary:We can read about, hear, or see weather reports every day on the radio, television, Internet, or newspapers. Some of this information includes current air temperatures and highs and lows for that day. As a citizen scientist, you can take your own air temperatures with an outdoor thermometer and compare your readings to the official ones from the National Weather Service. It is important that you follow the correct procedures, however, for placing your thermometer. This activity will help you to do that, as well as find out what the normal yearly average temperature is for each day.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:3-ESS2-1; MS-ESS2-5
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Planning and carrying out investigations
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Patterns
Subjects: 6-8; atmospheric science; citizen science; earth science week; elementary school; middle school; severe weather; weather; weather hazards
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