Unit Plans: Earth's Climate Changes


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Unit plans for Grades K-2 and 3-5 are a regular feature of the magazine Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle. The plans draw on articles and resources in a themed issue and are aligned with national science and language arts standards. This unit is designed to provide elementary students with the opportunity to investigate how the annual rings in trees help scientists learn about past climates. It uses hands-on experiences and nonfiction text to answer the unit question: How do trees help scientists learn about the past? Less

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    Grade: TK/K to 6

    Topics: Weather, Climate & Atmosphere, Structure and Function in Living Things, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Ecology & Ecosystems, Earth & Space Science, Current Science, Instructional Strategies, Earth's Resources, Personal and Community Health, Professional Development, Life Sciences, Agriculture & Natural Resources

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