Briefly describe your local climate.
What are some of the BEST and
What factors do you think influence the climate where you live?
Watch the video
"Weather and Climate"
What is the single most important influence on the Earth's climates?
Explain what the rotation of the Earth is and describe its effect
on the planet.
What is convection and how does it affect the Earth's temperature?
Convection is the movement caused when heated air or water rises and cool
air or water sinks
the movement of the winds (air) and currents (water) helps distribute
the Sun's heat over the Earth's surface, moderating temperatures
What happens the higher you travel up a mountain?
the air is NOT moving, air is 3.5º F
(1.9º C) cooler
for every 1000 feet one climbs
Why does this happen?
the air is thinner
fewer gas molecules
less ability to hold energy
READ Section 1-3, pages 34-36
On a SEPARATE piece of paper,
create your own notes (cornell, web, or outline).
Create a drawing that illustrates ONE of these three
What main factors influence climate?
How does the Earth's motions around the Sun affect climate?
How does convection distribute the Sun's heat around the Earth?
Make it NEAT.
Include an EXPLANATION.