Climate and Vegetation Map Teacher Resources

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In this climate map activity, students read about the type of map, then use a climate map of Turkey to answer 6 short answer questions.
In this climate map activity, students read a definition for a climate map and then study the example map of Turkey and its key. Students use the map to answer the six questions.
In this vegetation map learning exercise, students read about vegetation maps, then use a map about plant life in Africa to answer 4 questions.
Students examine how to depict climate on continent maps. In this climate map lesson, students discuss basic climate trends. They color in climate maps using information from an assigned web site and add a legend to their maps .
Model how the sun's energy strikes the planet and help your class relate it to a climate map. Assign small groups an individual climate zone to discuss. They reflect on and research how humans survive in the assigned climate and write a description to share with the rest of the class.
Emergent scientists examine the unusually warm winter of 2011-2012 (called the “year without a winter”) and its effect on blossoming times and pollination.  Groups engage in a weather information scavenger hunt, compare climate maps, and collect data from the US and Europe.  They then theorize how the data they have collected explains the unusual weather of 2012. Discussion questions, activities, and extensions are included in the richly detailed plan. 
Eighth graders investigate the water cycle and its processes. They examine temperature and precipiation data to classify climate of ten cities. They then create a climate map of the world.
A sequence of slides starts with a guide for the instructor, but then presents all of the steps for the class to follow in order to access the Geography Network.  Viewers are guided through an activity studying maps and analyzing data about habitats and weather. Excellent!  
Learners research on the internet to understand the difference between weather and climate. In this weather versus climate lesson plan, students research the internet, read a climate zone map, look into the climate zones, and present their findings to their group.
Students explore rainfall and habitats. In this rainfall instructional activity, students explore the relationships among rainfall, vegetation, and animal habitats. Resources are provided.
Students explore climate and weather conditions. Using the Internet, and other activities, students examine climate maps and the factors that affect climate. They examine how climate affects clothes, shelter, food, transportation, activities, feelings and the way of life of people who live there. Students create a mobile to visually demonstrate the climates around the world. This lesson includes over 15 activities for students.
In this map comparison worksheet, students read about population and climate maps, then use one of each type of map about Brazil to answer 8 questions and complete an activity about living in the rain forest.
Students record and examine migration data, and calculate how fast and far a migrating animal travels and what influences its progression. They utilize the Journey North website to follow their migrating animals.
Students visit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and explore the different careers offered by them. They ask questions and view the grounds.
Fifth graders obtain information about climates of the world from a variety of sources. In this library science and climate activity, 5th graders find information about world climates and include them in a graphic organizer.
In this world climate map worksheet, students examine the tropical, dry, warm temperate, cool temperate, polar and sub arctic, and highland climate regions of the world.
In this world climate map learning exercise, students examine the tropical, dry, warm temperate, cool temperate, polar and subartic, and highland climate regions of the world.
In this world climate map worksheet, students see a global grayscale climate map with an associated legend. There are no directions given with this worksheet.
For the warm-up in this cool climate lesson, you will need to click on "Mapping" and then "US Mapping" once you arrive at NOAA's "US Climate at a Glance" page. Earth science explorers realize that 2012 was a warm winter for us. They read an article, "Much to Savor, and Worry About, Amid Mild Winter's Early Blooms" in The New York Times. Note that the link to the article does not work, but the reading can be found via an Internet search. Reading comprehension questions and activities follow, making this a well-rounded current event lesson in climate change.
What is climate? In this creative video, students explore what climate is and how to read a climate map. Tip: Introduce your climate lesson with this video!

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