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Climate


Describe and explain the factors affecting climate: latitude, pressure systems and the winds to which they give rise, distance from the sea, altitude and ocean currents.

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Climate


Describe and explain the factors affecting climate: latitude, pressure systems and the winds to which they give rise, distance from the sea, altitude and ocean currents.

 
 

factors that affect climate

 
 

Group Task

  1. Using information from the textbook, draw a large, labelled diagram explaining one factor which affects climate from the list below on large poster paper.
  2. Find and sit with someone who made a different picture. Listen to their explanation and draw a simple labelled diagram for each of the titles below.

The influence of:

  • Latitude on temperature (p203)
  • Clouds on temperature (p204)
  • Altitude on temperature (p207)
  • Distance from the sea on temperature (p207)
  • Cold ocean currents on temperature (p208)
  • Lack of cloud on temperature (p208)
  • Aspect on temperature (p208)
  • Air pressure on precipitation (p209)
  • Cold ocean currents on precipitation (p209)
  • Relief on precipitation (p209)
  • Temperature on precipitation (p210)
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Tropical Rainforest Climate


Describe and explain the main characteristics of tropical rainforest climate.

Analyse a climate graph of tropical rainforest climate.

Tropical Rainforest Climate


Describe and explain the main characteristics of tropical rainforest climate.

Analyse a climate graph of tropical rainforest climate.

Global distribution of tropical rainforest climate

TASK

  1. On a blank world map, plot the distribution of tropical rainforest climate.
  2. Identify 5 countries on different continents and label them.
  3. Read about the distribution and characteristics of tropical rainforests climate.
  4. Add labels with information about distribution and characteristics to your world map.
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Tropical Rainforest and Tropical Desert Ecosystems


Explain ecosystems.

Describe the distribution of tropical rainforest / tropical desert ecosystems.

Describe the characteristics of tropical rainforest / tropical desert ecosystems.

Explain the relationship of natural vegetation, wildlife and climate in tropical rainforest / tropical desert ecosystems.

Describe the impact of human activity on tropical rainforest / tropical desert ecosystems.

Tropical Rainforest and Tropical Desert Ecosystems


Explain ecosystems.

Describe the distribution of tropical rainforest / tropical desert ecosystems.

Describe the characteristics of tropical rainforest / tropical desert ecosystems.

Explain the relationship of natural vegetation, wildlife and climate in tropical rainforest / tropical desert ecosystems.

Describe the impact of human activity on tropical rainforest / tropical desert ecosystems.

TASK

In groups, create a 20 minute lesson to teach the class about one ecosystem.

Your 'lesson' should aim to include:

  • Reference to specific examples and data
  • A world map showing and describing distribution
  • Climate graph for your region
  • A short video <3min
  • Visuals / infographics
  • Key information
  • Range of learning activities
  • Sources
  • Quiz

Focus on the following sections:

  1. Describe what an ecosystem is and describe the distribution of tropical rainforest ecosystems.
  2. Describe the characteristics of tropical rainforest ecosystems.
  3. Explain the relationship of natural vegetation, wildlife and climate in tropical rainforest ecosystems.
  4. Describe the impact of human activity on tropical rainforest ecosystems.