Reflection: Researching Climate Data - Section 1: Introduction


I wanted my students to create different types of maps to help them notice patterns in data.  I had my students collect data about Arizona because it was familiar to them, but it is also geographically diverse, with district elevation regions (which also means distinct precipitation and temperature regions).

In case you wanted your students to do your own state, what I did was start by finding a good outline map with 20-30 cities.  I then created a list using the cities listed on that map.  This will make it simple for students to plot their data when there is a 1:1 match between the list of cities and the map in the Plotting Climate Data lesson.

  Why Arizona?
  Why Arizona?
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Researching Climate Data

Unit 4: Earth Science
Lesson 13 of 18

Objective: SWBAT identify trusted Internet resources and find specific details about Arizona cities.

Big Idea: How can you collect climate data about Arizona cities?

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