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1 Climate Scavenger Hunt ELA & Science Grades 4nd to 9th Created by Piyush & Ilaxi

2 Directions to use Climate Scavenger Hunt Purpose : At the end of this scavenger hunt on climate students will be able to learn about the vocabulary of climate and science behind it. 1. Print the given all 24 cards on a card stock or any other good paper and cut them along the black line. 2. Get the print of Climate Scavenger Hunt questions pages and each student should be given this copy. 3. Place Climate Scavenger Hunt cards around the classroom. For example you can place it on chair, on table, on benches, behind the classroom doors, besides the computer or wherever you like. 4. Students have to search the cards in a classroom in order to find out the answers of the questions. Students can complete this exercise in a group with classmate or alone.

3 Card 1 Climate is the average measurements of temperature, wind, humidity, snow, and rain in a place over the course of years. Card 2 Climate is different than weather. Weather is considered as changes in the atmosphere that occur on a daily basis. Card 3 Polar climates are cold and dry, with long, dark winters. Card 4 Boreal (cold coniferous) forests lie south of the tundra, stretching across much of northern Canada, Scandinavia, and Russia.

4 Card 5 On mountains, the temperature decreases with the altitude, and many high peaks are always covered in snow. Card 6 Temperate climates have warm summers and cool winters with year-round rain or snow. Card 7 A Mediterranean climate is found in regions bordering the Mediterranean Sea, and in Australia and California. Card 8 Deserts are hot and dry year-round, and usually receive less than 10 in (250 mm) of rainfall a year.

5 Card 9 Dry grasslands are found in the center of continents where temperate variations are extreme. Card 10 Dry grasslands have hot summers, cold winters, and little rainfall, so very few trees can grow there. Card 11 Tropical grasslands, such as the African savanna, lie between desert areas and tropical rainforests. Card 12 In Tropical grasslands the climate is hot all year, but with a distinct wet season and dry season.

6 Card 13 Tropical rainforests are found in regions near the equator. Card 14 In Tropical rainforests the climate is hot and wet all year, with temperatures remaining at around F Card 15 5 factors which affect climate. These are summarized below: Latitude Altitude Winds Distance from the sea Aspect Card 16 Latitude Temperature range increases with distance from the equator. Also, temperatures decrease as you move away from the equator.

7 Card 17 Altitude Temperatures decrease with height. The air is less dense and cannot hold heat as easily. Card 18 If winds are warm - they have been blown from a hot area - they will raise temperatures. Card 19 If winds have been blown from cold areas they will lower temperatures. Card 20 Land heats and cools faster than the sea. Therefore coastal areas have a lower temperature range than those areas inland.

8 Card 21 Slopes facing the sun are warmer than those that are not. Thus south facing slopes in the northern hemisphere are usually warm. Card 22 Slopes facing north in the southern hemisphere are warmest. Card 23 On the coast winters are mild and summers are cool. Card 24 Mountain climates are usually wetter and windier than lowland regions.

9 Questions Worksheet Climate Scavenger Hunt Card 1. What is climate? Card 2. What is weather? Card 3. What kind of climate is experienced at Polar region? Card 4. Where Boreal forests are found? Card 5. How does temperature vary on mountain?

10 Card 6. How temperate climate is identified? Card 7. Where Mediterranean climate is found? Card 8. Write three features of Deserts? Card 9. At which place temperature variations are extreme? Card 10. Why very few trees can grow on dry grassland? Card 11. Write down the location of Topical grassland?

11 Card 12. Write about the climate at tropical grassland. Card 13. Where Tropical rainforests are found? Card 14. Write about the climate at Tropical rainforests. Card 15. List out the main factors which affects the climate. Card 16. How does the temperature vary with distance from equator? Card 17. How does the temperature vary with an altitude?

12 Card 18. How do warm winds raise the temperature? Card 19. How do cold winds lower the temperature? Card 20. Why do coastal areas have lower temperature range than the areas inland? Card 21. Which slope of earth is usually warm in northern hemisphere? Card 22. Which slope of earth is usually warm in southern hemisphere?

13 Card 23. What type of winters and summers are observed on coastal? Card 24. What is the difference between climate on mountain and at lowland region?

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