Weather and Climate

Climate and weather are different from each other, especially in the time scale involved. Frequency, strength and locations of extreme weather events are important aspects of weather, climate and climate change. Careful analysis is needed to distinguish between natural climate variability and climate change caused by human activities.

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Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science Regional/National Standards or Framework, Overview/Summary Document Climate Science, Climate Impacts, Climate and ESS, Earth's Climate, Earth's Ice, Carbon Cycle, Radiation Energy Outflow (Greenhouse Effect), Life Affects Climate, Weather and Climate, Global Climate, Investigating Climate, Learning Objectives, STEM National Learning Objectives PCEP
Washington State K-12 Science Learning Standards Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction Regional/National Standards or Framework Earth System Science (ESS), Systems, Atmosphere, Geosphere, Water Cycle, Carbon Cycle, Atmospheric Energy Circulation, Ocean Thermal Energy, Radiation Energy Outflow (Greenhouse Effect), Ecosystems and Biodiversity, Life Affects Climate, Weather and Climate, Global Climate, Investigating Climate, Learning Objectives, STEM National Learning Objectives PCEP
Alignment of Draft Revised American Samoa Science Standards with PCEP Climate Education Framework at Middle School Level Regional/National Standards or Framework, PCEP Planning/Coordination Climate Science, Earth System Science (ESS), Climate Impacts, Systems, Climate and ESS, Earth's Matter, Energy and the Earth System, Earth's Biosphere, Earth's Climate, Atmosphere, Geosphere, Water Cycle, Carbon Cycle, Earth's Energy Budget, Solar Energy Input, Atmospheric Energy Circulation, Reflection Energy Outflow, Radiation Energy Outflow (Greenhouse Effect), Ecosystems and Biodiversity, Major Aquatic Ecosystems, Life Affects Climate, Weather and Climate, Regional Climates, Global Climate, Home and National Security, Fresh Water and Food Security, Ecosystems and Biodiversity Impacts, Public Health, Economic Impacts PCEP
PCEP Climate Education Framework: Grades K-2 Regional/National Standards or Framework Climate Science, Earth System Science (ESS), Earth's Matter, Earth's Biosphere, Weather and Climate, Science of Learning, Learning Objectives, USAPI Region Learning Objectives PCEP

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A document, website, curriculum or other kind of content that provides useful information related to climate education.
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Content originates from either the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), from other sources vetted by WestEd (WestEd) or by the Pacific Islands Climate Education Partnership (PCEP), or from self-reported (and non-vetted) material entered directly by users/members.
Climate is determined by the long-term pattern of temperature and precipitation averages and extremes at a location. Climate descriptions can refer to areas that are local, regional, or global in e... Explanation Weather and Climate Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science PCEP
Climate is not the same thing as weather. Weather is the minute-by-minute variable condition of the atmosphere at a local scale. Climate is a conceptual description of an area's average weather and... Explanation Weather and Climate Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science PCEP
Our understanding of climate differs in important ways from our understanding of weather. Climate scientists' ability to predict patterns months, years, or decades into the future is constrained by... Explanation Weather and Climate Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science PCEP
A range of natural records show that the last 10,000 years have been an unusually stable period in Earth's climate history.Modern human societies developed during this time. The agricultural, econo... Explanation Weather and Climate, Global Climate, Economy Impacts: Temperature Changes, Economy Impacts: Water Cycle Changes Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12 Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science PCEP
Climate is not the same thing as weather. Weather is the minute-by-minute variable condition of the atmosphere on a local scale. Climate is a conceptual description of an area’s average weather con... Explanation Weather and Climate Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Science Overview PCEP

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