This lesson 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."
First PowerPoint student note guide in the Earth/Space unit on "Climate." This lesson gives an introduction into climate basics.
Each PowerPoint lesson contains many graphics and two links to short videos to further student understanding.
* 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 include:
Tropic of Cancer
Tropic of Capricorn
heat island effect
Earth/Space Student PPT Note Guide Lesson I "What is Climate?"
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