Best Place [zip] was developed by the Byrd Center's Dr. Carol Landis as a mathematics and science lesson for grades 5-12 (modifications necessary for younger grades). The purpose of this lesson is to enhance analytical skills and to apply historic data to everyday decisions using local climatological data summaries from the National Weather Service. This lesson allows students to see temperature and precipitation averages, ranges, and seasonal variability. At the end of the unit, climate data can be examined in terms of geography.
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