In groups, fifth graders observed a data table with high and low temperatures and amounts of precipitation from 3 cities: Anchorage, AK, Houston, TX and Cincinnati, OH. The given information was about the climate. Groups had to answer a series of questions about current weather based on their data and apply it. They also had to compare the responses with the other regions. Kate stated, "In Comparing Climates, I liked when we made up the weather forecast for three days in a certain month. I had to base the forecast off of the monthly climate given." "Comparing climate was really entertaining. I enjoyed writing in my own weather diary. It actually was much more fun that I anticipated it to be." Nishtha admitted.
I hope you enjoy learning how the garden changes throughout the school year.