Weather and Climate II: Seasonal Differences

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Tornado in Dimmitt Texas 1995

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This is a list of key ideas related to Weather and Climate II: Seasonal Differences. For each key idea, you will find a list of sub-ideas, a list of items, results from our field testing, and a list of student misconceptions. Key ideas include: sun height (in the sky) during the year, temperature rises and falls over the year, daylight hours, temperature differences of fluids (including air), temperature transfers in air and ocean currents, temperature administered by sunlight, earth's shape affecting its temperature, earth's revolution and rotation affecting temperature, seasonal changes in air temperature and sunlight.


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