Climate from space

Teacher Tip: There will be pauses during the recordings to make observations or think about a question. Think about how you would like student to share their ideas/observations/questions with you during theses times.

What is the difference between weather and climate? In this 45 minute recording, 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.

What happened during this Special Live Event
Weather clouds

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

Materials to Prepare

Prepare the following for each student so that they can practice scientific sketching during program:

Extended Learning

Pre-program activity: While strongly recommended is not required to participate!

  • Simple Observation - Look up at the sky and make observations. What do you notice? What patterns can you see? How does it feel? (Record your observation on a piece of paper).

  • Observation using this NOAA Observation Log.

Grades: 3rd Grade - 5th Grade
Program Duration: 45 minutes
Price: Free