Weather vs. Climate

Published on February 7, 2022 by

In this episode of Crash Course Kids, Sabrina chats with us about the differences between Weather and Climate. What exactly is the weather like? Well, the weather is the condition of the air or the atmosphere on our planet, but the thing is, even though there’s only one atmosphere on Earth the weather isn’t the same all over the world. Many different factors can change the atmosphere in a certain area and together they determine what the weather is like from one minute and from one place to the next. These factors include temperature, humidity, wind, speed and direction, and lots of other things. But when you’re talking about the overall weather patterns from a certain region of the world, you’re talking about the area’s climate. Weather is the minute-by-minute changes in the atmosphere whereas climate is what the weather is like over a long period of time in a specific area. 

This video satisfies the 3-ESS2-1 and 3-ESS2-2 requirements for third-grade science proficiency. 

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

3-ESS2-1. Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.

3-ESS2-2. Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.

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