Welcome to Weather and Climate Basics for K-5 Educators
This half-day workshop provides an overview of Weather and Climate topics and introduces activities suitable for K-5 classrooms. To begin, visit the topics on the left. At the end of the workshop you will be able to:
describe the role of the Earth's energy budget as it pertains to the Earth's climate
explain the role that greenhouse gases play in warming the atmosphere
distinguish between the concepts of weather and climate
explore with a class how climate change is impacting the community tin which you live
This website contains all the handhouts that are provided during the face-to-face workshop, and includes educative curricula that has been adapted for upper elementary audiences.
To complete your participation in the workshop, you are asked to teach a lesson on any weather or climate topic that fits with your curriculum, and reflect on its effectiveness in promoting learning about the topic with your students. Submit the lesson that you used in the classroom to the blogspace, and you can use the blogspace to post your action research and reflecctions- you are also welcome to comment or ask questions of others- click on the "blog" tab above. You are welcome to use any of the materials provided in the workshop, or adapt others for your own use.
Classroom Climate Change Workshop Followup!Last Updated on 2012-02-20 at 22:28Here is the place where you can post the lesson you used in your classroom and your reflections. What questions did your students have? What concepts were difficult... More »