This lesson aligns with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS):
"STANDARD 7 - The Earth
The 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."
First lesson in the Earth/Space unit on "Climate." This lesson gives an introduction into climate basics. There is a separate student note guide available in Word that goes with this lesson.
Each PowerPoint lesson contains many graphics and two links to short videos to further student understanding.
PowerPoint slides also contain slide-sorter notes for the instructor based on student most "frequently asked questions" or FAQ's to help clarify the subject. A class activity is included at the end of the lesson and a 20-question interactive quiz/review at kahoot.it is also included as a link in the last slide.
* All PowerPoint lessons; ActivInspire programs; student note sheets/activities and assessments for this unit can be found under the "Earth/Space Complete Unit VI Climate" zip file folder.
Terms/concepts covered in this lesson include:
Tropic of Cancer
Tropic of Capricorn
heat island effect
Earth/Space Lesson I PowerPoint "What is Climate?"
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