# ALEX Classroom Resource

## Seasonal Temperature and Precipitation Variations | Interactive Lesson

Classroom Resource Information

Title:

Seasonal Temperature and Precipitation Variations | Interactive Lesson

URL:

https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/buac19-35-sci-ess-tempprecip-il/seasonal-temperature-and-precipitation-variations-interactive-lesson/

Content Source:

PBS
Type: Interactive/Game

Overview:

Students compare the seasonal weather at their location with another U.S. location. They interpret temperature and precipitation data maps, collecting and recording the data for the two locations in order to find patterns and make comparisons. Visual supports (video, images), data maps, and informational text provide students with the context they need to identify seasonal weather at two locations.

The associated lesson plan Investigating Seasonal Temperature and Precipitation Variations provides more support for teachers and students, including handouts and materials for diverse learners.

Content Standard(s):
 Science SC2015 (2015) Grade: 3 13 ) Display data graphically and in tables to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season (e.g., average temperature, precipitation, wind direction). NAEP Framework NAEP Statement:: E4.8: Weather changes from day to day and during the seasons. NAEP Statement:: E4.9: Scientists use tools for observing, recording, and predicting weather changes from day to day and during the seasons. Unpacked Content Scientific And Engineering Practices:Analyzing and Interpreting DataCrosscutting Concepts: PatternsDisciplinary Core Idea: Earth's SystemsEvidence Of Student Attainment:Students: Use graphical displays to organize data that describes the typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.Teacher Vocabulary:Data Types of graphs Table Seasons Typical weather conditions for a season Temperature Precipitation Wind directionKnowledge:Students know: Weather conditions, like average temperature, precipitation, wind direction, from a given area across multiple seasons. Patterns of weather conditions across different seasons and in different areas.Skills:Students are able to: Identify typical weather conditions for a season. Represent data in tables and various graphical formats. Describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.Understanding:Students understand that: Scientists record patterns of the weather across different times and areas so that they can make predictions about what kind of weather might happen next.AMSTI Resources:AMSTI Module: Weather and Climate Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards AAS Standard: SCI.AAS.3.13- Use a graph or pictograph to answer questions about weather.
Tags: climate, precipitation, season, seasonal, temperature, weather, weather data