Learning the difference between weather and climate can be tricky at first. One of the key differences has to do with time. Climate describes the typical weather in a region over a long period.
The equator is an imaginary line that runs through the center of the Earth. The climate in a region depends on its distance from the equator along with other factors such as rainfall, elevation, or distance from the ocean.
What’s the climate like in your area? How does climate change throughout the year? Observe and explore!
This video satisfies the requirements for third-grade science proficiency.
Students who demonstrate understanding can:
. Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.
. Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.