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This activity develops student understanding of the relationship of weather and climate. Students use interview techniques to explore perceptions about local climate change among long-time residents of their community. Students then compare the results of their interviews to long term local temperature and precipitation records.

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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Activity takes about 3-4 classroom periods with several weeks for students to work on project assignment. Students need access to computers.

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Easy to follow lesson plan - all materials including worksheets and educator guide are easily accessible.

Students will need access to a computer and may need help downloading data.

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