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What Is the Difference Between Weather and Climate?

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  • This video distinguishes between weather and climate. 
Teaching Tips


  • Very clear explanation of the difference between weather and climate.
  • Engaging visuals accompany this video.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should have a basic understanding of weather and climate.


  • Teachers could use this video after a class on weather and climate.
  • After this video, students could be given a class activity to write out the differences between weather and climate. 
  • Teachers could use this video to provide evidence of the impact of climate change on humans. 
  • Click here for another video explaining the difference between weather and climate.
  • Click here for a class activity for elementary schoolers on climate and weather.
  • Click here for an activity on the differences between climate and weather for 6th-12th graders.
Scientist Notes
The resource introduces the concept of weather and climate. Explanation given and facts presented are valid, and this is recommended for teaching.

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

  • Science
    • ESS2: Earth's Systems
      • MS-ESS2-5. Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses result 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.
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