Atmosphere and Climate
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Atmosphere and Climate

Our atmosphere contains the air we breathe, keeps the planet at a comfortable temperature, and shields us from harmful radiation. The movement of warm and cool air triggers weather and the water cycle. Long-term weather patterns define the climate of each region. Earth's main climate zones are tropical, temperate, and polar. Scientists have concluded that recent increases in greenhouse gases are causing global warming. Many individuals, groups, and governments are taking action to slow or reverse climate change.


Supporting Materials

Show Me Only

Additional Reading

Comprehension Support


Science Videos

From Space to You
Hurricane Hunters
Keeping Up with Carbon
Melting Ice (no audio)

Career Files

Oceanographer; Climatologist; Carbon Farmer

Quick Reads

Climate Change Clues
Volcanoes and Climate
Volcanoes and Climate
Volcanoes and Climate

Reading A-Z Books

What Do You Think About Climate Change? - Level Y

Retelling Rubrics

Nonfiction Retelling Rubric

Vocabulary Cards

Atmosphere and Climate

Word Work

Word Search; Analogies/Fill in the Blank; Matching

Book Assembly