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Weather and Climate Factors - Legends of Learning

Grade Level Grades 6-8
Standards Alignment
Next Generation Science Standards


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Weather and Climate Factors - Legends of Learning

In this series of science games, your students will learn the difference between weather and climate, and the characteristics that affect them both. The Weather and Climate Factors learning objective — based on NGSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research.

This lesson is accompanied by seven (7) standards-based science games and a teacher-crafted lesson plan, which can be found at the following link:

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Develop and use a model to describe how unequal heating and rotation of the Earth cause patterns of atmospheric and oceanic circulation that determine regional climates.
Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses result in changes in weather conditions.


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