Introduction to Earth's Climate

This is the first of nine lessons in the Visualizing and Understanding the Science of Climate Change website. This lesson is an introduction to Earth's climate and covers key principles regarding Earth's unique climate, atmosphere, and regional and temporal climate differences.

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Kings Centre for Visualization in Science
Activity takes about 1-2 class periods or can be done as a homework assignment.

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Some students may have difficulty understanding the interactive applets without educator support.

Educator may want to make sure students know how to convert temperatures from Celsius to Fahrenheit (if necessary), because all temperatures in the lesson are in Celsius.