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Introduction to Climate Activities

Grade
Level

Time

8.

Differences Between Climate and Weather

6 to 8
  • Introduction: 30 minutes
  • Student data collection: 50 minutes per week
  • Analysis/discussion: 45 minutes

9.

Climate Variability

7 to 9

  • Teacher introduction: 20 minutes
  • Student activity and discussion: 45 minutes

10.

Paleoclimates and Pollen

Student Guide

7 to 9

  • Teacher prep.: 90 minutes
  • Introduction: 30 minutes
  • Student activity: 45 minutes
  • Discussion: 20 minutes

11.

Time & Cycles - Dendrochronology

Student Guide

6 to 8

  • Preparing the paper strip samples: 15 minutes
  • Lesson background: 20 minutes
  • Student activity: 45 minutes
  • Class discussion: 20 minutes