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Chapter 7 - Weather and Climate




Unit D - Weather and Space

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What factors determine Earth's weather and climate

Educator Materials What's the Angle? Why is there such a dramatic temperature change between the equator and the South Pole? Explore all the angles of sunlight with a... Interactive Seasonal Cycle If the Earth turns all the way around every 24 hours, then why are some days longer than others? And why do we have winter and summer?... Educator Materials Make Your Own Weather Station Surrounding Earth is a layer of air, the atmosphere, where conditions are always changing. Try your hand at predicting weather patterns... Article Meteorology in the Poles It takes only about a month for any change in Antarctica's weather to be felt in North America—pretty remarkable when you consider... Article Studying Ice Flows for Clues to Climate Change What's better than watching ice melt? Building a computer model to simulate the melting! Ice flow plays an important role in everything... Educator Materials Crazy Cold Air Why does cold air rush out of a freezer when you open the door? How does it then move through a room? Experiment to learn the answers—and... Educator Materials Studying Tree Rings to Learn About Global Climate By taking biopsy-like samples from centuries-old Siberian pines, scientists have reconstructed a 300-year record of temperature changes... Educator Materials Building a Cloud Chamber (Cosmic Ray Detector) Wouldn't it be cool if you could create a rain cloud? Or call cosmic rays into view? Well, you can do both! All you need is an aquarium,... Interactive What Do You Know About Astronomy? How much do you really know about our place in space? Test your astronomy knowledge with this interactive quiz. Don't worry, there's... Article What's the Big Idea About Astronomy? Huge distances, gigantic sizes, and long periods of time—astronomy is a BIG subject. We've brought learning about it down to size...