A great way to teach weather! Capture students' imagination with a jaw-dropping world record and then build on that interest to teach core ideas.
For example, a lesson on the world's greatest rainfall (it's 73.62 inches—in one day!) leads to activities in which students construct rain gauges, record rainfall, and learn about the types of liquid precipitation. Students learn what makes weather, construct their own barometers, model the Coriolis Effect, apply the Beaufort scale, explain how snowflakes form, and conduct dozens of other high-interest activities.
Grades 5-9. Recommended by the National Science Teachers Association. 60 Reproducible Activity Sheets. Teaching Tips. Complete Answer Key.
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