Weather and climate are not the same. As Mark Twain put it "climate is what you expect, but weather is what you get". Weather is what happens on any given day. But climate is what happens on average over a 30-year period. This activity gives students a chance to use real weather data to compare what happens on a daily level compared to what happens at the climate level.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
ESS2: Earth's Systems
MS-ESS2-5 Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses results in changes in weather conditions.
HS-ESS2-2 Analyze geoscience data to make the claim that one change to Earth’s surface can create feedbacks that cause changes to other Earth systems.
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
MS-ESS3-5 Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.