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Coastal and Continental Temperature Ranges
Climographs, graphic plots of monthly temperature and precipitation, allow students to see how differences in insolation at various locations affect rates of heating and cooling. In this activity, students use climographs to plot locations using latitude and longitude, calculate annual temperature ranges, and relate unequal rates of heating and cooling to climate variations. They will also construct climographs for two locations in New York, analyze them, and answer questions about their observations.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
  • Atmospheric science
  • Climatology
Technical requirements:
Lesson requires Microsoft Word
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2005, Becky Remis.
DLESE Catalog ID: NYIC-000-000-000-039
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Becky Remis
Schalmont High School

Contact: Steve Kluge
No institutional affiliation