Climate Zone Worksheets

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Climate Zone Worksheets are a great way for students to understand the differences in climate zones in the United States. The Climate Zone Worksheets provide a visual representation of the nine climate zones in the United States and provide a description of the climate and attractions in each zone.



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Get to know our planet with these Climate Zone Worksheets!

Summary: Climate is a long period of weather pattern in a specific region. The continuous component of the atmospheric condition for thirty years can determine the local climate. Various types of climate categorization systems determine the zone based on the divergent factors of the climate or the combination of the aspects. Introducing knowledge about the weather to young children will help them to develop their love and care for the planet.

What is Climate?

Climate is a long period of weather pattern in a specific area. The weather in a district can shift hourly, monthly, or even yearly. The continuous component of the atmospheric condition for thirty years can determine the local climate. There are various types of climates all over the world. Some are humid and rainy almost every day (tropical wet climate). Others are icy and snowy for the whole year (polar climate). The diversity of these climates is the reason for the various kinds of biodiversity and geologic ancestry. Climates have some characteristics that we can recognize, such as humidity, cloud cover, the pressure of the atmosphere, and fogginess. Learning about the Earth's climate will benefit us because we can understand the planet we live on. Knowing the Earth is one of our ways to respect and be thankful for what Mother Nature give us. 

What are the elements of Climate?

The climate system consists of five elements; atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, Earth's surface, and biosphere.

Atmosphere: The atmosphere is the most variable element of the climate structure. This element consists of gases that move around the Earth because of natural or human's actions.
Hydrosphere: The hydrosphere consists of different kinds of temperatures and briny. The changes in the hydrosphere are slower than in the atmosphere.
Cryosphere: The thermal dynamism of the ice and the chunk of ice affects the temperature in the cryosphere, which helps to manage the thermohaline distribution.
Topography: The Earth's surface, also known as the topography, affects the climate by managing to detect the use of the sun's energy on the Earth. The diversities of plants, soil, sand, and other elements impact the environment's temperature and evaporation.
Biosphere: The cumulative amount of living creatures will affects the climate. The plants and all the organisms altered the surface to create natural tunnels, dams, and mounds. These creations impact the weather on Earth (temperature, wind, and erosion).

What is Climate Zone?

Climate zones are a region with an apparent climate. These zones may affect the weather patterns, latitude, or the flora and fauna society. There are various types of climate categorization system that determines the zone based on the divergent factors of the climate or the combination of the aspects. One of the most prominent climate classifications is the Koppen climate classification. A climatologist named Wladimir Koppen found this system in 1884. Based on the rainfall and temperature, Koppen split the climates into five groups:

Tropical Climates (A): The humid tropical climates spread north and south of the equator for around fifteen to twenty-five degrees latitude. For the whole year, a region with tropical climates has daily temperatures higher than 64 degrees Fahrenheit or 18 degrees Celcius.

Dry Climates (B): The most apparent characteristic of this climate is the possible evaporation and the issue of precipitation. The temperature of this climate range from 20 to 35 degrees Celcius. 

Temperate Climates (C): The distinctive characteristic of this climate is the warm and moist summer with mild and gentle winter.

Continental Climates (D): This type of climate has a warm to mild cool summer and icy cold winters. 

Polar Climates (E): The region with polar climates has a whole year full of bitter winters, and the ice covers most of the surface in the area.

Why Should We Learn Climates Zone?

Learning about climate zones or climate, in general, help us to understand how the Earth works. Introducing knowledge about the weather to young children will help them to develop their love and care for the planet. Climate zones can track how conditions are changing in a particular region. They help us understand the range of flora and fauna, including identifying the habitat loss threat of some species. It also helps the children to learn how well they grow. Teaching climate zones can enhance scientific thinking because there are various kinds of scientific disciplines to learn. The teacher can use the weather and climate topics for brainstorming before the lesson starts. The students can examine their surroundings and discuss their findings with their friends. The teacher can use the Climate Zone Worksheet to help the students practice their knowledge.

What are the Climates Zone's Topics to Teach in Classroom?

Some teachers may find it challenging to find correct topics or ideas to bring out the discussion in the classroom. It is understandable since there are many types of students, and you are not sure what the ideal topic is for them. Here are some ideas to level up your classroom discussion:

  • Seasonal migration of species.
  • The 'Green Fountain' effect and the result of CO2 concentration in the atmosphere.
  • Decade-long events such as insect outbreaks, forest streaks, and droughts.
  • The role of life in shaping weather.
  • The response of biological systems to these dramatic climate changes.
  • Periodic mass extinctions highlight the geological record and link to climate change.

 

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