Climate

Climate is the long-term average of the weather. It is observed over periods of many years, decades, and centuries. In many areas of the United States, the daily high temperature or the daily low temperature can vary by as much as 30 degrees F from day to day.

Teaching Resources from the Education Resources Network

Curricula & Instruction Resources

Inspecting wind-eroded soil
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Elementary GLOBE is designed to introduce K-4 students to the study of Earth System Science. The...

World map with ice caps
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

The CLEAN Network is a professionally diverse community committed to improving climate and...

Waterspouts in the Bahamas
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

New Englanders have a saying: "If you don't like the weather, just wait a minute." Weather...

 

Teaching Media Resources

Crystallizing salt
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Video and Animation collection on the following topics: biology, climate change, geography and...

Mt. St. Helens Volcano
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

For those who live on or near mountains, a change of climate can be just a short walk away. That...

North Caroline Coast
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

"Visualizing Earth Systems" can help us see and understand the many ways scientists monitor and...

 

Outreach Programs

Snake River and the Grand Tetons, Rocky Mountains
Resource Type: Online Outreach Programs

In this distance learning program from Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park, students in grades 4...

Snake River and the Grand Tetons, Rocky Mountains
Resource Type: Online Outreach Programs

In this program, park rangers from Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park broadcast live to your...

Weather Stations at the Quelccaya Ice Cap
Resource Type: Online Outreach Programs

Interactive exhibit that allows visitors to learn more about the changing climate and ways we...