Learning Target: I can differntiate between the climate and weather of an area
Think about these questions today as we review what we know about the Sun, moon, and Earth:
- What is the difference between weather and climate?
- What kinds of data are collected for climate reports? Weather reports?
- What is the value of collecting weather data and climate data over time?
- When would we want to look at climate data? Weather data?
- air pressure
- precipitation/average precipitation
- temperature/average temperature
- Video: National Geographic: Climate and Weather (3 min.)
Read to Understand:
- Preview Note Catcher: English Spanish
- Read & take notes: “How do Weather and Climate Differ?” (pages 411-412)
- Read & take notes: “Hot, Cold, and Medium” (pages 414-415)
- Read & take notes: “Why Climates Differ” (pages 416-417)
- If time allows, work with your table on “Do the Math!” (page 413). To create the graph for Houston’s average temperature, you can use this website: Create a Graph. Check with your teacher before printing.
Adding to your learning:
- Work with your teacher to create an anchor chart comparing Weather and Climate. (Use a Venn diagram.)
- Learn more about vocabulary using the “Vocabulary Matching” sets.