In this interactive textbook lesson, students will read about climate zones and microclimates, examine climate zones on a world map, and watch a video that explains the locations and causes of extreme climate regions.
The text is student-friendly and divided into brief sections.
Students may highlight and annotate the text.
Illustrations and a map accompany the text.
The resource includes comprehension questions in the text and the video.
Students can take a practice quiz and receive immediate feedback.
It may be helpful to preview vocabulary terms such as latitude and longitude.
Teachers may want to show students how to use the highlighting and annotating features.
Students must sign in to use some of the interactive features.
Students could work on this activity individually or in small groups.
The interactive textbook could be used as a review or assessment practice.
Even with similar altitudes and latitudes, the climate conditions of a place can vary between 0-100km. This is determined by the topography, soil composition, rocks, vegetation cover, temperature differences, etc. This resource is recommended for teaching.
English Language Arts
Reading: Science & Technical Subjects (6-12)
6-8.RST.1 Analyze what science and technical texts say explicitly as well as inferentially; cite several pieces of textual evidence to support the analysis.
6-8.RST.2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
ESS2: Earth's Systems
6.ESS2.6 Develop and use a model to describe how unequal heating and rotation of the Earth cause patterns of atmospheric and oceanic circulation that determine regional climates.
LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
7.LS2.4 Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.