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Subject Matter: Science
Grade Level: 3rd
Lesson Objective: Learners will demonstrate the ability to obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.
Common Core State Standard and/or Academic Content Standard:
NGSS Standard: 3-ESS2-2. Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world
Climate and weather change based on your location. Many different things can impact weather. Altitude, proximity to the Equator, ocean temperature, weather patterns, and time of year can all affect the type of weather we expect to occur. This lesson will help us to understand the climates of different regions throughout the world. Each group will be provided a region and, using the information below, will create two Google Slides. Slide #1 will discuss the climate of your region (Average temperatures and weather norms in 4 different months -- January, April, July, October). In Slide #2, you will list factors you feel may affect the weather (distance from equator, mountains, ocean, etc). Each group will present their findings and slides to the class.
NETS for Students:
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technology standard met with this lesson.
Standard 3 – Knowledge Constructor
Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.
Website Addresses Used as Resources:
1. http://climatemaps.romgens.com/ -- This map will allow you to see the average temperatures around the globe during any given month. The temperature scale along the side lets you know that the temperature is in Celsius. Type the Celsius temperature into google to see how warm or cold the temperature is in Fahrenheit.
2.https://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?layers=30e5fe3149c34df1ba922e6f5bbf808f – This map will allow you to see the various landforms around the globe that could affect temperature and rain. Double click on your region to zoom in and see more detail.
3. https://www.mapsofworld.com/world-maps/world-map-with-latitude-and-longitude.html -- This map will allow you to see where your region is on the globe. Is it close to the equator? How about either of the poles (north or south). Use this to help you formulate your hypothesis about temperatures in your region.
4. **Bonus site** -- http://www.ducksters.com/science/seasons.php -- check this out if you are curious about seasonal temperatures.
Student Research Questions:
Essential Question: See discussion of essential questions in week seven documents and resources or learning activities folder.
1. What is the climate of the area I am studying?
2. What is the difference between temperature and climate?
3. How does my region's distance from the equator/poles affect the temperature of my region?
4. How might a mountain affect temperature?
5. How might a mountain affect precipitation?
6. How might being near a desert affect temperature?
7. How might being near a desert affect precipitation?
8. How might being near the ocean affect temperature?
9. With what we know about the water cycle, how might being near the ocean affect precipitation/temperature?
10. ** Bonus Question** -- How might the Earth's tilt determine our season?