Find a
Resource
Select grade level(s) Select resource type(s) Select collection(s) Select standard(s) Skip navigation Digital Library for Earth System Education
Digital Library for Earth System Education
Search tips
Exploration Activity: Local and Global Precipitation Patterns
In this activity, students investigate and compare seasonal precipitation patterns in the San Francisco Bay area with locations at similar latitudes and geographic situations in the southern hemisphere. They will also characterize the pattern of annual average precipitation versus latitude for the earth as a whole. They must understand the concept of latitude, know the names of latitude zones used by meteorologists and geographers, be able to estimate latitudes on a map or globe, and be able to construct and interpret graphs. A list of materials, instructions, study questions, and references are provided.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
  • Climatology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other restrictions information are unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-007-919
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr Dave Dempsey
San Francisco State University, Department of Geosciences

Contact: Dr Bob Abrams
San Francisco State University, Department of Geosciences

Contact: Dr Isabel Quita
San Francisco State University, Elementary Education Department