Weather or Climate?
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by Kelsey Clinton
| 10 Questions
Note from the author:
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People like to talk about conditions that affect their lives. Climate and weather are two of those conditions. For the following items, say whether each is about weather or climate
1
1
"What should I wear today?"
weather
climate
2
1
"What equipment do I need for the camping trip next summer?"
weather
climate
3
1
"It has rained on my birthday for the past three years."
weather
climate
4
1
"We just got three feet of snow in March! That means there's no global warming!"
weather
climate
5
1
"I wonder when I should plant the tomato seeds in my garden?"
weather
climate
6
1
"Our state has experienced the worst drought since records began more than 120 years ago." (Note: not Washington. This is just an imaginary scenario)
weather
climate
7
1
"News flash! The drought in California has ended with the first significant storm this year dumping more than 10 inches of rain in many locations and filling most of the resevoirs to pre-drought conditions." (Note: Also an imginary scenario)
weather
climate
8
1
"We can't get low-cost flood insurance for our house anymore. The insurance company says this area is too great a risk."
weather
climate
9
1
Choose one that you said was weather. Why is that scenario about weather? Make sure to say which question number you are referring to.
10
1
Choose one that you said was climate. Why is that scenario about climate? Make sure to say which question number you are referring to.
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