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Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations 6 – G3.1.1 Construct and analyze climate graphs for two locations at different latitudes and elevations in the.

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1 Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations 6 – G3.1.1 Construct and analyze climate graphs for two locations at different latitudes and elevations in the region to answer geographic questions and make predictions based on patterns (e.g., compare and contrast Buenos Aires and La Paz; Mexico City and Guatemala City; Edmonton and Toronto). 1 The maps and data on the following slides can be used to help teach the geography of the Western Hemisphere, including the following GLCE. Print slides 9 and 10 as student worksheets.

2 2 In this PowerPoint, we will compare climate (temperature & precipitation) at 7 city locations. We will use maps and also climate graphs. Notice that these cities are located at different latitudes (at different distances north and south of the Equator).

3 3 Compare 2 cities: Minneapolis which is far from the Equator and Paramaribo which is near the Equator. In general, places that are farther from the Equator have colder temperatures!

4 4 In general, places that are closer to the Equator have warmer temperatures. Compare the temperature graphs for Minneapolis (which is far from the Equator) and Paramaribo (which is near the Equator). Notice the much higher temperature in every month in the place that is closer to the Equator.

5 5 Use the map legend, and find the city that is located in the highest elevation. The next slide compares La Paz (about 12,000 feet) with Santiago (about 1,700 feet). Highest city

6 6 In general, places that are at higher elevation have colder temperatures even if they are closer to the Equator. Compare the temperature graphs for La Paz (which is closer the Equator) and Santiago (which is farther from the Equator). Notice the lower temperature in 9 months in the place that is at higher elevation.

7 7 Which city is located in the high (blue/purple) precipitation category? What latitude line is it near? In general, warm places that are close to the Equator receive higher precipitation!

8 8 Compare the climagraphs for Minneapolis (which is far from the Equator) and Paramaribo (which is near the Equator). Notice the higher precipitation in each month in the place closer to the Equator.

9 9 Source for elevation data for cities: wikipedia Source for temperature and precipitation data for cities: Below is temperature and precipitation data. You may use the graphs on the next slide to place dots to show temperatures and to make bars to show precipitation. January February March April May June July August September October November December The graphs show only the first letter of each month.

10 Place: ____________ Place: ____________ Graphs for temperature and precipitation data


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