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All About Earth's Climate

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In this informational text, elementary school readers learn about the difference between weather and climate and about components of the climate system. The text can be used to practice visualizing and other comprehension strategies. Available in K-2 and 3-5 grade bands and as an illustrated book as well as a text document, the story appears in the online magazine Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan, Reading, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Jessica Fries-Gaither, National Science Foundation