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This activity helps students learn about Utah weather.
There are videos available on weather through district media centers. DK Vision has a video called Eyewitness Weather that is good.
The state of Utah is unique in the type of landforms that people come from all over the world to see. There are the mountain regions in the north, the breathtaking canyons in the south, the deserts in the west, and the plateau regions to the east. Utah’s position on Earth (where we are relative to the ocean and equator) combine with the landscape to provide a variety of weather and climate patterns.
Our climate also varies extremely throughout the state on any given day. One person may be golfing in sunny St. George while another person is skiing at Park City on the same day.
It is important to be able to compare the temperature, rainfall, and other data of different locations throughout the state. Discuss why these variations exist.
Information can be found through reference books and the Internet to make comparisons of weather data in Utah and other places in the world.
3. Understand Science Concepts and Principles
4. Communicate Effectively Using Science Language and Reasoning
Invitation to Learn
What do you think are the coldest and hottest places in Utah? What is the coldest or hottest place in the world? How cold or hot do you think it gets?