Climate from space

What is the difference between weather and climate? Students will become meteorologists by exploring the weather they observe in their own backyards. As meteorologists, they will build on their prior knowledge of weather patterns to make forecasts.

Classrooms everywhere are invited to join this FREE webchat!

Dates: Thursday March 19 & Friday March 20, 2020
This program will be broadcasted two times on both dates
Times: 9:10am PT (12:10pm ET) & 10:10am PT (1:10pm ET)
Duration: 45 minutes
Target Audience: 3rd-5th grade

This program will be co-hosted with Streamable Learning.

What to exect during this Special Live Event
Weather clouds

Is this weather, is this climate? Together we will dive deep into the relationship between weather and climate. Students will become meteorologists and climatologists by practicing making observations and identifying patterns to make predictions. Building on past experiences, students will make connections between their observations of weather and the climate around them.

This program is chat box interactive! Students get to see and hear the Academy expert, and teachers will enter comments and questions into a text-based chat window.


Materials to Prepare for your Students

Teachers - Please prepare the following materials for each student so that they can practice scientific sketching during the broadcast.

Pre-Activity (~15-30 minutes)

The purpose of this pre-activity is to help students practice describing the details of the sky.

A. Simple Observation - Look up at the sky and make observations. (Record your observation on a piece of paper)

  • What do you notice?

  • What patterns can you see?

  • How does it feel?

B. Observation using this NOAA Observation Log.

If your student(s) do any of the activities, please bring the observations or logs to the program.

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.

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Grades: 3rd Grade - 5th Grade
Program Duration: 45 minutes
Capacity: 75
Price: Free
Time Slots: 9:10 am, 10:10 am