Investigating Weather and Climate with Google Earth

In this activity, students use Google Earth to explore global temperature changes during a recent 50 - 58 year period. They also explore, analyze, and interpret climate patterns of 13 different cities, and analyze differences between weather and climate patterns.

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Environmental Literacy and Inquiry Working Group at Lehigh University

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Encourage students to recognize that, on a whole, the trends observed for the cities need to be averaged, not taken individually, with all the other stations worldwide.

Jigsaw the cities.

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