Climate and Weather

Climate & Weather Resources

Weather = temperature + precipitation + wind on a particular day, or week, or even year.

Climate = average temperature + precipitation + wind over a long period of time. (Ten years or more!)

Check out the links below to learn about weather and climate.

Weather vs. Climate – Crash Course Video


Kid-Friendly Climate Change Information – Environmental Protection Agency

Cottage Lane Weather Station by Cottage Lane School, SOCSD

Flying into a Hurricane by ePals

Tracking a Storm – link from Mr. Tanenbaum

Hurricane Game by UCAR (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research)

Hurricane Hunters by ePals

Hurricane Sandy Photo from Air by ePals

Making a Hurricane Video by NOAA

National Weather Service by NOAA

Storm Surge Caused by Hurricane Video by the National Ocean Service

Weather.Com by The Weather Channel



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2014 Warmest Year on Earth Continues Pattern of Global Warming by Goddard Institute for Space Studies

A Student’s Guide to Global Climate Change by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

A Very Very Simple Climate Model by the National Center for Climate Research

Background Information on Climate Change by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

Background Information on Climate Change by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

Carbon Dioxide Story by NASA

Carbon Dioxide Video Series by National Public Radio

Changing Climate Affects Polar Bears by Polar Bears International

Climate Change in Popular Culture “Take Aim at Climate Change” song

Climate Change Stuff by the American Museum of Natural History

Climate Graphics by Skeptical Science

Climate Kids by NASA

Energy: What You Need to Know by the National Academy of Sciences & the National Research Council

Environmental Reports by Time for Kids

Evidence of Climate Change by NOAA

Evidence of Climate Change by The National Academy of Sciences & National Research Council

Evidence of Climate Change by

Global Temperature Graphs by NASA

Global Warming Video by BrainPop

Graphs for carbon dioxide and temperature

Graphs for temperature updated through 2014 by NOAA 

Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change Video by PBS

Health Issues Related to Climate Change Interactive by PBS

How do Scientists Know the Climate is Changing? Ice Holds the Evidence!by the National Science Foundation

Ice in Arctic Melting: Time-Lapse Photography by Climate Reality

Ice Melting by the U.S. National Park Service

Ice Change Around the World by NASA

Keeling Curve Graph by the U.S. Department of Energy, Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii

Local Climate Change by

National Park Video Series:  The Science of Climate Change by United States National Park Service

New York City Temperatures graph from NY climate station

Scientific Evidence for Global Warming by NASA

Sea Level Rise Data by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Sea level Rise Simulation by NOAA

Scientific Research on Climate Change by NOAA

Ten Signs of a Warming World by NOAA

Understanding Climate vs. Weather reading a graph

 What Affects Climate by  University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)

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Be Part of the Solution by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Better Lighting by Board on Energy and Environmental Systems

Cleaner Coal video by TEDEd

Climate Change: Can Kids Help? video by primary students

Changing Planet videos by NBC News

Earth Saver Girl by Earth Saver Girl Organization

Earth: The Operators’ Manual video by PBS

Energy Quest USA video by PBS

Green Tips for Kids by Time for Kids

Powering the Planet video by PBS

The Big Help by

Water Pipe Turbines by Lucid Energy

Wave Energy by Renew Economy

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