Interactives: Weather

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:Annenberg Learner
Summary:"New 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. This interactive teaches students about weather and climate, discussing: the atmosphere, the water cycle, powerful storms, ice and snow, forecasting, and our changing climate."
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 4; Big Idea 5; Big Idea 8; Big Idea 9
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.C; ESS2.D; ESS3.D
NGSS Performance Expectations:5-ESS2-2; MS-ESS2-4; MS-ESS2-5; MS-ESS2-6; MS-ESS3-5
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering); Developing and using models; Planning and carrying out investigations; Using mathematics and computational thinking
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation; Scale, proportion, and quantity; Stability and change; Systems and system models
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; climate; climate change; high school; ice; meteorology; middle school; severe weather; weather; weather hazards
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