Climate from space

Is there a difference between weather and climate?

Join students across the country to explore these phenomena. Your students will became meteorologists and explore weather patterns around the globe. Then they build on their knowledge of long-term weather patterns to describe regional climates.


Classrooms everywhere are invited to join this FREE webchat!

Dates: Thursday, March 21, 2019
This program will be broadcasted two times on this date
Times: 9:10am PT (12:10pm ET) & 10:10am PT (1:10pm ET)
Duration: 45 minutes
Price: Free!
Target Audience: 4th - 8th Grade
Interactivity Options: Teacher using a Chat Box

Registration opens December 1st

What to exect during this Special Live Event
Weather clouds

In this 45 minute program, students will practice observing and identifying patterns that meteorologists used to make weather predictions. They then will put these skills to use to make their own forecasts! Building on their ideas of weather as climatologists, students will make observations on weather conditions and the extent to which those conditions vary over time. Through this exploration, students will obtain and integrate information to describe climates in different regions.

This programs was designed to be interactive! Students will have the opportunity to ask Academy science educators about regarding making observations, predictions, and much more.

Technology required

Students get to see and hear the Academy expert, and teachers will enter comments and questions into a text-based chat window.

To participate you must have the following technology available:

  • Desktop, laptop computer, or tablet.
  • Strong internet connection; a wired connection is preferable.
  • An updated version of the free application Zoom installed on your computer or tablet.
  • If you have a large class we also recommend having a projector and speakers.

Groups are limited to no more than 75 students and no more than 3 classes for a single connection.

Can't join us on March 21, 2019? Check out other Special Live Events.

Grades: 4th Grade - 8th Grade
Program Duration: 45 minutes
Capacity: 75
Price: Free