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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.

Process Activities


Air: Weight and Pressure

FOCUS Books

Supporting Materials

Show Me Only
Activities
Additional Reading
Comprehension Support
Vocabulary

Investigation Packs

I.Files


Temperate Climate Zone: New Zealand
low
Tropical Climate Zone: Indonesia
mid
Polar Climate Zone: Greenland
mid
Dry Climate Zone: Egypt
high

Mystery File


Underwater Volcanoes

Science Videos

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

Career Files

Oceanographer; Climatologist; Carbon Farmer

Quick Reads

Climate Change Clues
low
Climate Change Clues
mid
Climate Change Clues
high
Volcanoes and Climate
low
Volcanoes and Climate
mid
Volcanoes and Climate
high

Reading A-Z Books

What Do You Think About Climate Change? - Level Y

Retelling Rubrics

Nonfiction Retelling Rubric

Science Diagrams

Air Pressure and Altitude
Annual Precipitation Map
Composition of Earth's Atmosphere
Earth's Major Climate Zones
Light Energy Converts to Heat Energy
Types of Precipitation

Game Packs

Complete Atmosphere and Climate Game Pack
Image Cards
Vocabulary Cards

Vocabulary Cards

Atmosphere and Climate

Word Work

Word Search; Analogies/Fill in the Blank; Matching

Book Assembly