Weather versus Climate: Helping Middle School Students Distinguish the Differences during an After-School STEM Career Club

@inproceedings{Gutierrez2017WeatherVC,
  title={Weather versus Climate: Helping Middle School Students Distinguish the Differences during an After-School STEM Career Club},
  author={Kristie S. Gutierrez and Margaret R. Blanchard and Kylie Hoyle},
  year={2017}
}
But it snowed three times last winter! There’s no way the Earth is warming! Similar to some adults, some middle school students are skeptical of climate change, and they often confound their understandings of weather and climate (Bodzin et al. 2014; Leiserowitz, Smith, and Marlon 2011). Although the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS Lead States 2013) introduce the terms weather and climate prior to middle school, many states that have not adopted the standards fail to integrate more than… CONTINUE READING

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