Students learn the difference between climate and weather. Basically, climate is the temperature, amount of precipitation, wind speed, etc. over a period of time in a certain region. Weather is what is happening now in regards to temperature, precipitation, windy speed, etc. Students charted the current temperature and precipitation for Austin over a span of time and graphted it. They also visited a website to discover information about Austin's climate for the days that they observed the weather. This helped them compare and contrast weather and climate for Austin. Cole exclaimed, "This was cool to see how the temperature is different from the average". "The Climate Watch helped me understand climate much better!" Lexi explained. Austin chatted "I thought Climate Watch was cool because we got to track all the weather just like meteorologists".
I hope you enjoy learning how the garden changes throughout the school year.