Climate from space

Is there a difference between weather and climate?

Join us as we explore these phenomena in two web chats. On March 15th, participants will become meteorologists and explore weather patterns around the globe. On March 22nd, we will build on our knowledge of long-term weather patterns to describe regional climates.

Registration note: Although the March 22nd Climate Web Chat will build on what is covered in the March 15th Weather Web Chat, your class is not required to participate in both programs.

Classrooms everywhere are invited to join these FREE webchats!

Weather Web Chat Date: Thursday, March 15th
Climate Web Chat Date: Thursday, March 22nd
Each web chat will be broadcasted twice.
Time: 9:10am PDT (12:10pm EDT) or 10:30am PDT (1:30pm EDT)
Duration: 45 minutes
Price: Free!
Target Audience: 3rd-6th grade
Interactivity Options: The class will interact with Academy Educators using a Chat Box


What to expect during this Special Live Event
Weather clouds

Weather Web Chat - March 15th
Students will practice observing and identifying patterns that meteorologists use to make weather predictions. They will then put these skills to use to make their own forecasts!

Climate Web Chat - March 22nd
Students will build on their knowledge of weather patterns. As climatologists, they will make observations on weather conditions and the extent to which those conditions vary over time. Through this exploration, students will obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions.

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

Technology required

During these web chats, students will be able to see and hear the Academy science educator, and teachers will be able to 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 2 classes for a single connection.

Can't join us in March? Check out other Scientist's Scoops this spring.

Grades: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
Program Duration: 45 minutes
Capacity: 75
Price: Free
Time Slots: 9:10 am, 10:30 am