This review aligns with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS):
"STANDARD 7 - The Earth
The competent science teacher understands the dynamic nature of the Earth and recognizes that its features and structures result from natural processes.
Knowledge Indicators - The competent science teacher:
7A. understands the structure and composition of the Earth's land, water and atmospheric systems.
7B. understands the transfer of energy within and among Earth's land, water and atmospheric systems."
This is an interactive ActivInspire program that reviews the concepts covered in the three PowerPoint lessons in the Earth/Space unit on "Climate." 20 questions include multiple choice; true/false and text responses. A PDF student worksheet/study guide can also be generated by using this program.
* All ActivInspire programs; PowerPoint lessons; student worksheets and activities and assessments can be found under the "Complete Earth/Space Unit VI Climate" zip file folder.
Terms/concepts covered in this unit include:
climate, weather patterns, latitude, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, equator, arctic circle, Antarctic circle, tropics, temperate zones, polar zones, climate factors, ocean currents, Gulf stream, surface currents, mountain climates, rain shadows, leeward side, windward side, heat island effect, climatologists, Koppen Classification System, climate groups, climate types, species adaptations, structural adaptations, behavioral adaptations, traits, DNA mutations, extinctions, climate change
hibernation, estivation, seasons, Earth's tilt, solar radiation, El Nino, La Nina, short term climate change, climate change, ice ages, Antarctica, interglacial periods, ice age causes, Earth's orbit, precession, solar output, sunspots, Little Ice Age, volcanic eruptions, meteorite/comet impact, greenhouse effect, global warming, deforestation, fossil fuels, Industrial Revolution, carbon dioxide emissions, sea level rise, greenhouse gases, polar ice caps
Earth/Space ActivInspire Unit VI Review "Climate"
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