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K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th


Science, Earth and Space Sciences

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Climate and Weather

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  • This video describes the difference between weather and climate using narrated animation.
Teaching Tips


  • This video is appropriate for young learners and is easy to follow.

Additional Prerequisites

  • It may be helpful to pause the video to check for understanding with younger students.


  • The analogy of the kinds of clothes a person owns vs. what they will wear on a given day might be a really good one to elaborate on. For example:
    • Would a student who lives in Hawaii need all the same kinds of clothes that a person who lives in Colorado needs?
    • What about someone who lives in Southern California vs. someone who lives in Maine?
  • Similar resources include this video, this lesson, and this digital text.   
Scientist Notes
The resource introduces the concept of weather and climate and how it informs daily activities and options. This is recommended for teaching.

This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS2: Earth's Systems
      • 3-ESS2-2 Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.
      • K-ESS2-1 Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time.
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