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The Carbon Almanac

What's weather & what's climate?

Grades: 3rd Grade, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade
Subjects: Science, STEAM, Art

Student Instructions

When our Earth's temperature rises, it causes the climate to change. We know this because the weather we're used to experiencing isn't the same anymore. 1. First, click this link https://thecarbonalmanac.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/GenC_ebook.pdf and read pages 24-26 of the ebook "Generation Carbon: It's time to start" 2. Next, click the add button to start a new submission. 3. Use the drawing tool to create an illustration that shows the difference between weather and climate. Be creative! 4. Tap the mic and explain your drawing, then explain how changes in the weather show us that the climate is changing. 5. Click check button when you're ready to submit your work (you can use the draft button to save a draft).

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

This activity is designed to get students thinking about the difference between weather and climate. Materials are from The Carbon Alamanac's free Kid's edition. For more free climate change teaching resources, see the resources below: - To learn more about The Carbon Almanac visit: https://thecarbonalmanac.org/ - To learn more about the free kids ebook visit: https://thecarbonalmanac.org/kids - To learn more about the free educator's guide (featuring full lesson plans) visit: https://thecarbonalmanac.org/177/