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What Controls the Climate?
In this exercise, students investigate long-term weather variables such as temperature and humidity to determine their affect on the climate of a particular region. They will choose two cities, use an online resource to obtain geographic and climatic information for each, and use a spreadsheet program to produce graphs that compare data for the two cities.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
  • Atmospheric science
  • Climatology
Technical requirements:
Lesson requires Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel or other spreadsheet/graphing software required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2005, Glenn Dolphin
DLESE Catalog ID: NYIC-000-000-000-003
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Glenn Dolphin
Union Endicott Central School District

Contact: Steve Kluge
No institutional affiliation