Weather or Climate?
Climate Zones
Latitude, Altitude, and Proximity to water
Vocabulary
Test Review
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Do I need a jacket today?

Weather

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What are the 3 main climate zones

Tropical, temperate and polar

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the average weather conditions in an area over a long period.

climate

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Locations around the world can be placed within three different climate zones. Scientists study the weather of a place over a period of many years to determine its climate. Which is a main factor that determines a location’s climate and its climate zone?


A. average wind speed

B. average temperature

C. average length of day

D. average number of cloudy days

B. Average temperature

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I was thinking of traveling north next year to see snow. It never snows around here.

Climate

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This climate zone is known for having a high temperature and a high amount of precipitation year round.

Tropical climate zone

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a region of Earth having a specific climate that is different from other regions of Earth.

Climate zone

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Johanna is explaining to her friend how to determine the climate of an area. Which instruction is she most likely to give her friend?

A. Measure the highest and lowest temperatures in a particular year.

B. Find the average weather conditions over a period of many years.

C. Measure the weather conditions one day and compare them to other days.

D. Record the precipitation and the wind speed for several months.

B. Find the average weather conditions over a period of many years

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Man it's hot today

Weather

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This climate zone is known for having very little precipitation and extremely cold temperatures all year round

Polar climate zone

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an imaginary line drawn around the earth equally distant from both poles, dividing the earth into northern and southern hemispheres

equator

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Most places near the equator have warm tropical climates. Some places near the equator are much cooler and even have snow. Where in a tropical climate are you most likely to find cooler weather and snow?


A. at the top of a tall mountain

B. at sea level near a cold ocean current

C. in cloudy places near the center of a continent

D. at the base of a mountain range that blocks air flow

A. at the top of a tall mountain

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Farmers always know to plant corn in the last parts of Spring and then harvest towards the end of Summer before it gets cold again.

Climate

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This climate zone is known for experiencing moderate seasonal weather.

The Temperate climate zone

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Rain, snow, sleet and hail

precipitation

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Even within climate zones, the weather in one place can be very different from the weather in another place. The following environments are all in a temperate zone. Which place would you expect to be the most hot and humid?


A. desert

B. swamp

C. wooded forest

D. mountain range

B. Swamp (hot and humid)

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Which of the following features would you be most likely to find in a polar climate?

A. rain forest

B. hot desert

C. year-round ice and snow

D. large rivers and streams

C. year-round ice and snow

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