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About 1 period
Middle School and Up
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IPY International Programme Office
Earth Science
Water Cycle, Weather, and Climate
Polar Science
General Polar Science

This PDF handout and activity provides background information about polar weather and climate followed by an activity to help students consider their own local weather vs. polar weather. Students will observe the weather where they live and report on basic meteorological data such as air temperature, precipitation, wind etc. and use a weather map to compare their local weather to weather in the Polar Regions.

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