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Chapter 7 - Observing Weather

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Unit D - Weather and Sky

  • Chapter 7 - Observing Weather

How can we describe weather?

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Hands-on Activity

Make Your Own Weather Station

Surrounding Earth is a layer of air, the atmosphere, where conditions are always changing. Try your hand at predicting weather patterns by making a wind vane, a rain gauge, and a barometer.

What Causes Climate and Climate Change

What causes climate and climate change?

Weather is the state of the atmosphere in a region over days and weeks, while climate is the average state of the weather over the longer term – decades, centuries, and millennia. 

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Curriculum Materials

Building a Cloud Chamber (Cosmic Ray Detector)

Wouldn't it be cool if you could create a rain cloud? Or call cosmic rays into view? Well, you can do both! All you need is an aquarium, a slide projector, dry ice, and a few other easy-to-get supplies.

Hall of PLanet Earth Educator's Guide

Curriculum Collection

Hall of Planet Earth for educators

With 168 rock specimens that come from nearly all corners of the globe, the hall is a rich resource for exploring our planet's geologic history. Figure out how to best customize your classroom visit with this practical and printable exhibit guide.

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