middle school science

An Online Lab for Learning About Weather Patterns and Forecasts – Education Article

The Smithsonian Science Education Center’s Weather Lab is one of many online learning activities produced and hosted by the Smithsonian. The Weather Lab is designed to help elementary and middle school students learn about weather patterns. In the Weather Lab students select an ocean current and an air mass then try to predict the weather pattern that will result from their choices. The Weather Lab provides an overview of the characteristics of each air mass and ocean current. Students should use that information in…

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Teaching about Climate Change in Middle School – Education Article

By Angela Duke In the days of selfies and social media mania, it is often a difficult job getting middle schoolers to look up instead of down. When I first introduced the topic of climate change to my students, the reactions were mixed. But, most importantly, several heads looked up. Climate change in the classroom has gained great momentum and for good reason. What more real of a problem can there be than the state of our planet? And what…

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