Microclimate: Definition, Factors & Examples


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Why do microclimates exist?

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1. Sun exposure can create microclimates because:

2. Bodies of water are known to create microclimates because:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Microclimates are small climate areas that are distinct from the larger climates in which they are located. These assessment questions will go over some of the basic facts on microclimates you can find in the attached lesson. Some points you'll be tested on include the reasons for microclimates and locations in which they may be found.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on

  • Why microclimates form
  • How the sun causes microclimates
  • Microclimates created by bodies of water
  • Urban microclimates
  • Different causes of microclimates

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure that you can recall some of the basic information regarding the characteristics and causes of microclimates that you went over in the lesson
  • Reading comprehension - use the quiz questions to test your understanding of the different ways in which microclimates can form and why they form in these ways
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of microclimates to identify different causes based upon information given in the assessment questions

Additional Learning

To learn more about microclimates, review the corresponding lesson called Microclimate: Definition, Factors & Examples. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of the Earth's climate
  • The definition of a microclimate
  • Causes of microclimates
  • Examples of different types of microclimates