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2 Why do we have seasons? Spring Summer Autumn Winter

3 Two Reasons The tilt of the Earth Revolution around the Sun

4 Weather Day to day what it’s like. Ex.- the Weather on Wednesday was cold with ice Short term

5 Extreme Weather & Natural Disasters Droughts Blizzards Thunder storms

6 Extreme Weather & Natural Disasters Tornados Cyclone of air produced by thunderstorms

7 Extreme Weather & Natural Disasters Hurricanes Produced by tropical thunderstorms

8 The kind of weather a region has over a period of years. Long term Climate

9 Things that influence climate & weather: Wind currents Ocean currents Latitude Landforms/topography Elevation/Altitude

10 Climate Zones A place’s location on a continent, it’s topography, and it’s elevation also effect the climate.

11 Climate Zones

12 What’s a Biome (Vegetation Zone)? A biome is the community of plants and animals of a region. Vegetation Zones Map

13 Climograph A climograph is a graphical representation of average temperature and precipitation, at a certain location.graphical temperatureprecipitation It is used for a quick-view of the climate of a location. Denver, Colorado

14 Look at the world at night…. If the map shows where most people live, what conclusions can we make?

15 Tundra The tundra biome is at the top of the world – around the North Pole! ____________________ ____________________ tundra soil is its permafrost, a permanently frozen ____________________ ____________________

16 Where is tundra located?

17 Taiga Taiga biome __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ Canada, Europe and Asia. It is the largest biome in the world. Winters are cold. __________________

18 Where is taiga located?

19 Temperate Forest The Temperate Deciduous Forest biome has four seasons of __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________

20 Where are the temperate forests located? The temperate deciduous forests are located primarily in the eastern half of the _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________

21 Rainforests Half of the world's plant and _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ of the world.

22 Where are rainforests located?

23 Grasslands Did you know that grasslands are found on every continent except __________________?

24 Savanna

25 Where are grasslands located?

26 Desert The hot desert is a __________________ __________________ extreme dryness.


28 Where are deserts located? Many deserts are found in bands along 30 degrees latitude north and 30 degrees latitude south (between the red lines on the map).

29 Aquatic Water covers about three quarters of our planet. Aquatic biomes are host to a wide variety of life-forms, and minerals Divided into 2 types Marine (salt water) Fresh Water

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