suggested grade levels: 7-12
view Idaho achievement standards for this lesson
1. Students will become exposed to the Climatology section of the Digital Atlas of Idaho.
2. Students will learn about the conditions needed to form different types of precipitation.
Click on Atlas Home, Climatology then on Precipitation Patterns. Read through the material and encourage students to explore the other links there including Specific Conditions, Rain, Snow, Hail, and Usually in a Frozen State. These links contain pictures and will teach students about the conditions that cause precipitation and the different kinds of precipitation. Encourage you students to look at the map on the main page. Use this information to fill out the following worksheet. Click below for a pdf copy of a worksheet you can give your students.
These are links to access the handouts and printable materials.
clim7ho.pdf | clim7AK.pdf | Precipitation Patterns
The sample questions below are shown in the printed handout.