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Geography - Climate Zones

HOME LEARNING - SUMMER TERM WEEK 10

CLIMATE ZONES OF PLANET EARTH

 

Last week we looked at the differences between weather and climate (if you didn't do this task, please jump back to Week 9 and complete this before this week's task).

 

This week we are looking at the different types of climate across the planet and where they are.

 

CLICK ON THE YOUTUBE + WEBSITE LINKS BELOW to learn about what climate is, the different types of climate across planet Earth and where these zones are.

 

TASK 1 - Create a Climate Map of Planet Earth

Look at the example climate maps of the Earth, then use one of the blank maps to create your own. The 'EASY' map is probably the quickest and simplest to complete, but feel free to make your own.

 

You will need to colour each zone a different colour and add the names of each climate area.

 

TASK 2 - What are the Different Types of Climate?

Create a simple information page that explains each type of climate zone and what weather conditions you might expect to find there. You can do this on paper, in Word or even as a PowerPoint. If you wish to add any pictures to show what it might look like, go for it!

 

Try to answer some of the following on your page:

  • What is climate?
  • Why is climate different in different places on Earth?
  • What are the different climate zones called?
  • What weather might we find in each climate zone of the world?

 

For example:

POLAR CLIMATE - This is also called the 'Arctic Zone' or 'Polar Zone'. This is found on the very top of bottom of the planet in the Arctic or Antarctic. It is usually below freezing all year round and extremely dry, with much of the year either in 24 hour sunshine or 24 hour darkness. Very little lives in this freezing cold zone.

 

The Marina Ventura website and video have all of this information on it for you.

CLIMATE ZONES OF PLANET EARTH

BLANK Climate Maps to colour and label - the 'Easy' one is clearest and quickest!

Weather Around the World - 5 Climate Zones - Nice clear video with lots of animals!

Show primary geography pupils this series of five short videos filmed in five different climatic regions.

Climate Zones song ... gotta laugh!

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