|Research on the Web: Temperatures Across the Globe|
This activity provides students with an understanding of the different weather patterns that exist across the globe. Students begin by gathering and graphing average temperatures for a number of U.S. cities over the course of a year. They then find and graph average temperatures for two stations in Antarctica for the same time period and end by offering explanations for the differences they have discovered, focusing on their relationship to latitude. Students learn about latitude effects on weather. They will chart annual weather patterns in the U.S. and Antarctica to discover the link between location and weather patterns.
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-005-852
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