Big Idea: Intense summer storms provide an immediate, interesting natural content for analyzing and interpreting seasonal precipitation.
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Big Idea: There is a general pattern to summer temperatures in the lower 48 states but there is variation within regions.
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Big Idea: Students will practice asking specific, thoughtful questions related to scientific content and will begin to develop an understanding of questions that can't yet be answered due to insufficient data.
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Big Idea: What are the wind and precipitation patterns for summer in your area? How are wind, temperature and precipitation related?
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Big Idea: If we collect enough data, the temperatures in the northern regions of the United States and/or at higher altitudes will be colder than the temperatures in the southern regions of the United States.
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Big Idea: In order to understand scientific measurements and estimates, the values need to be made in or changed to a common unit of measurement.
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