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This lesson uses NASA satellite data to contrast amounts of cloud coverage over different climate regions in Africa. An an outcome of the lesson, the student will be able to explain how Earth's major air circulations affect global weather patterns and relate local weather patterns to climate as well as identify different climate regions. Students will also describe conditions for cloud formation along ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Lesson plan, Illustration - scientific, Glossary, Government portal, Remotely sensed dataset, Calculation / Conversion tool
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science
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National Science Education Standards (NSES), National Geography Standards, Other: Read
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