Climate Variability
http://www.ucar.edu/learn/1_2_2_9t.htm

Michelle Flores, University Corporation for Atmospheriic Research (UCAR)


In this activity students will simulate climate variability and come to understand that long-term climate averages are the result of significant annual climate variability. After this activity students will understand that long-term climate averages are the result of significant annual climate variability and be able to express the fact that random climate variability makes detecting climate change more difficult. The instructor guide contains detailed background material, learning goals, alignment to national standards, grade level/time, details on materials and preparation, procedure, assessment ideas, and modifications for alternative learners.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)
Climate Literacy Principles: Natural Variability and Change:Climate, Atmospheric Conditions, Natural Variability and Change
Topics: Human Dimensions/Resources, Atmosphere, ClimateKeywords: Long-term average, Daily average, Random climate variability