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Ch 24.7 Climate

Ch 24.7 Climate

Author: deirdre carney
  • Distinguish between weather and climate
  • Describe main factors affecting regional climate
  • Compare climate variations due to natural and human causes

Nevada Science Standards

E.12.A.1 Students know that the sun is the major source of Earth’s energy, and provides the energy driving Earth’s weather and climate.E/S 

E.12.A.2 Students know the composition of Earth’s atmosphere has changed in the past and is changing today. I/S 

E.12.A.3 Students understand the role of the atmosphere in Earth’s greenhouse effect. E/S 

Next Generation Science Standards

HS-ESS2-2. Analyze geoscience data to make the claim that one change to Earth’s surface can create feedbacks that cause changes to other Earth systems.  

HS-ESS2-4. Use a model to describe how variations in the flow of energy into and out of Earth’s systems result in changes in climate. 

HS-ESS3-5. Analyze geoscience data and the results from global climate models to make an evidence-based forecast of the current rate of global or regional climate change and associated future impacts to Earth systems. 


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Video Clip: A History of Earth's Climate


Chapter 24.7 Climate

Read Chapter 24.7 Climate pg 778-782. Outline the reading in your Science Notebook & include major points and diagrams/tables.
You should focus on the following essential questions:
-How is climate different than weather
-What factors determine the climate of a region
-How has Earth's climate changed over time
-How can human activities affect Earth's climate


Source: Prentice Hall Physical Science - Concepts in Action

Video Clip: Five Factors that Affect Climate

Watch video and take notes in your science notebook.

Video Clip: Difference between Weather and Climate

Watch video and take notes in your science notebook.

Video Clip: Climate Classification

Watch video and take notes in your science notebook.