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1 Earth’s Weather and Climate
Answer the main ideas

2 Bell work Question Earth’s atmosphere has five layers: troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere, and exosphere.

3 Question 1 Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide help keep in the sun’s heat, but human activities are increasing these gases, which could lead to global warming, and other problems.

4 Question 2 Solar radiation fuels our planet’s weather, which is affected by the interaction of temperature, air pressure, and the movement of air by convection currents.

5 Question 3 Weather is the specific condition of the atmosphere at a particular place and time.

6 Question 4 Climate refers to average yearly weather patterns.

7 Question 5 The five climate zones are polar, dry, tropical, subtropical, and continental.

8 Question 6 Air masses take on the characteristics of the region where they form, and they play an important role in determining what the weather will be like.

9 Reflection The most important thing I learned about weather and climate from the video is _____________ because _____________

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