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middle schoolWeather and Climate
Fun Science Demos on youtube provides a wonderful way to learn about Weather. In this video, you will get to explore a simple way to measure the amount of water that is in the air. Requires Youtube.
NASA is helping our understanding of our Earth in many ways. Learn through this simulation and lesson about Seismic Waves. Students can clearly see the origin and mapping of P and S waves. This is a unique and elegant interactive to help learn about Waves, Earthquakes, and Epicenters. HTML5 is required.
The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes (ESS2.C)
- Weather and the complex patterns of weather are created by the changes and movements of water in the atmosphere; determined by winds, landforms, ocean temperatures, and currents. (MS-ESS2-5)
- Global ocean currents are created by variations in the density of ocean water. In turn these varying densities are produced by fluctuations on temperature and salinity. (MS-ESS2-6)
Weather and Climate (ESS2.D)
- Weather and climate are influenced by interactions involving sunlight, the ocean, the atmosphere, ice, landforms, and living things. (MS-ESS2-6)
- Because these patterns are so complex, weather can only be predicted probabilistically. (MS-ESS2-5)
- The oceans exert a major influence on weather and climate by absorbing energy from the sun, releasing it over time, and globally redistributing it through ocean currents. (MS-ESS2-6)
Global Climate Change (ESS3.D)
- Human activities, such as the release of greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels, are major factors in the current rise in the Earth’s mean surface temperature (global warming). (MS-ESS3-5)
Next Generation Science Standards is a multi-state effort to create new education standards that are “rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education.”
Our team from Temple University has developed this resource for all K-12 students and teachers of science. These vetted learning tools align to the NGSS. Find one we should include? Just fill out the form.