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Rising Temperatures Over Time

Grade Level Grades 6-8
Resource Type Lesson Plan
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In this lesson, students choose temperature data to graph in order to explore the relationship between maximum and minimum New Jersey temperatures over time.

Step 1 - Inquire: Students interact with two data tables showing maximum and minimum average temperatures in New Jersey.

Step 2 - Investigate: Students choose data to graph both max and min temperatures over time and discuss their findings.

Step 3 - Inspire: Students watch a video showing the current effects of temperature in New Jersey and explore the connection between the video’s information and their graph.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to read a data table and make observations.
  • Students will be able to make a graph of two lines showing the relationship of temperature over time.
  • Students will be able to explain the relationship of temperature over time.
  • Students will be able to explore connections between temperature and climate change in New Jersey.

This lesson is aligned to New Jersey standards.

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Rising Temperatures Over Time - SubjectToClimate - SML.pdf

Lesson Plan
April 24, 2023
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