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

Doppler Radar installation in Oklahoma
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

In this lesson, students learn about different cloud types and the associated weather they may...

African Desert Sand Dunes
Resource Type: Classroom Activities, Data Sets

In this activity, students will use global temperature data to create models and compare short-...

Satellite imagery of sea-surface temperatures
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

This activity shows students how to read and interpret a common data representation, the heat...

 

Teaching Media Resources

African Desert Sand Dunes
Resource Type: Classroom Activities, Data Sets

In this activity, students will use global temperature data to create models and compare short-...

Doppler Radar installation in Oklahoma
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Watch this short YouTube to learn how greenhouse gases actually work.

African Desert Sand Dunes
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Why does the Earth have deserts? For the same reason it has rainforests -- Hadley Cells! Watch...

 

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...