I am writing a lesson for grades 4-7 that focuses on
prehistoric land use. I want the students to research historic weather
(high and low temperatures and precip.) for their area so that they can
learn about growing season.
Is there a source for this type of data on the internet. I'd like to list
this as a possible resource. If this is not a realistic possibility, is
there a process that I can list for scudent to use other than looking at
old newspapers. Some students live in small towns in New Mexico.
Information access may be difficult.
I can suggest a couple of places to find the information that you are
looking for. Intellicast has an almanac page with weather records at
www.intellicast.com/Almanac. Pick a month and you will get a
general description of the weather in the United States for the month,
followed by links to separate regions of the country. The links give some
historical weather events and high/low temperatures and precipitation
average for the month for a number of reporting stations in the region.
The Weather Channel also has a good almanac page as part of their travel
info. at www.weather.com/travelwise/leisure/almanac. There are links there
to climate information for individual cities in the regions.
These two sites are great information for your students.
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