Ch 3: Climate for Elementary School

About This Chapter

Have your students complete the lessons of this chapter to improve their comprehension of climate facts, climate types, condensation and the carbon cycle. This chapter is meant to be used as a classroom tool that can be used in conjunction with earth science lesson plans or to help students prepare for a test.

Climate for Elementary School - Chapter Summary

This chapter is composed of a series of engaging and short lessons on climate. The goal of this chapter is to help students become more comfortable with climate topics. It also includes lessons about condensation and the carbon cycle. After every lesson, you can help your students review the bold terms found in the lesson's transcript and then you can test your students' understanding of the lesson by using the quizzes.

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help with information about climate will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about climate. 

  •  Students who have fallen behind in understanding climate types and facts
  •  Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about climate
  •  Students who prefer multiple ways of learning Earth science (visual or auditory)
  •  Students who have missed class and need to catch up
  •  Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about climate
  •  Students who struggle to understand their Earth science teachers
  •  Students who attend schools without extra Earth science resources

How It Works

  •  Find lessons in the chapter that cover climate topics your student needs to learn or review.
  •  Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
  •  Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about climate.
  •  Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  •  Verify your student understands climate by completing the Climate for Elementary School chapter exam.

17 Lessons in Chapter 3: Climate for Elementary School
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Climate Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

1. Climate Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

The Amazon rainforest. The Sahara Desert. The Arctic Circle. All of these locations are part of our world, but their climates are drastically different. In this lesson, you will learn the definition of climate and the different climate zones in our world.

Climate Types: Lesson for Kids

2. Climate Types: Lesson for Kids

The Earth has lots of different climates types. These climate types are classified together because they have similar characteristics (like temperature and precipitation).

Condensation Lesson for Kids: Definition & Example

3. Condensation Lesson for Kids: Definition & Example

As you may already know, water can change state from solid to liquid to gas. In today's lesson, we are going to talk about how liquid changes from a gas to a liquid during a process called condensation.

Carbon Cycle Lesson for Kids: Definition & Steps

4. Carbon Cycle Lesson for Kids: Definition & Steps

Carbon is found in every living thing on earth; in fact, without it, there would be no life. In this lesson, we will follow carbon as it cycles from non-living things to living things and back to non-living and learn more about this very important element.

Carbon Footprint Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

5. Carbon Footprint Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

You know you leave a footprint when you walk around with wet feet or when you step in the mud on a soggy day, but what is a carbon footprint? This lesson will teach you what a carbon footprint is, what causes carbon footprints, and what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint.

South Pole Facts: Lesson for Kids

6. South Pole Facts: Lesson for Kids

Can you imagine what it would be like to live at the South Pole? Well, come and learn a little bit about what it might be like in this lesson. Wildlife, a brief history and additional fun facts about the South Pole will be discussed.

Polar Climate Facts: Lesson for Kids

7. Polar Climate Facts: Lesson for Kids

Can you think of a place that that has the coldest temperatures on Earth, and sometimes has a full 24 hours of darkness? If you lived in a polar climate, this is what you would experience. Continue reading to explore fascinating facts about the polar climate.

Coast Facts: Lesson for Kids

8. Coast Facts: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson you will learn many fun facts about the coast. You will explore different types of coasts, coastal landforms, animals and plants that call the coast home, and the human impact on coasts.

Air Lesson for Kids: Definition, Properties & Facts

9. Air Lesson for Kids: Definition, Properties & Facts

Air is all around us and it is one of the most important things in our lives, but how much do you actually know about air? Come and learn the definition and properties, as well as some fun facts about air.

Dust Storm Facts: Lesson for Kids

10. Dust Storm Facts: Lesson for Kids

Maybe you've been caught in a rainstorm or hoped for a snowstorm, and I'm sure you've literally heard thunderstorms, but do you know anything about dust storms? Read on to discover what a dust storm is, how it happens and the damage it can cause.

What Causes Climate Change? - Lesson for Kids

11. What Causes Climate Change? - Lesson for Kids

Have you heard of climate change and global warming before? Do they seem complicated and hard to understand? Well, they can be, but luckily for you today we're going to learn all about them so you won't be confused anymore!

Climate Change in Antarctica: Lesson for Kids

12. Climate Change in Antarctica: Lesson for Kids

Learn about Antarctica, the continent at the South Pole, and how people are changing the weather there. Climate change affects penguins, fish, and other animals that live in Antarctica.

Evolution of the Earth's Atmosphere: Lesson for Kids

13. Evolution of the Earth's Atmosphere: Lesson for Kids

Do you know the history of Earth's atmosphere? Did you know that there hasn't always been enough oxygen in the atmosphere for us to live? Keep reading to learn about how Earth's atmosphere has changed over the last 4.5 billion years!

Biomes of North America Lesson for Kids

14. Biomes of North America Lesson for Kids

In this lesson students will learn the diversity of North America's biomes, and the different types of biomes that encompass the land. Learn about the temperature, weather and land of the area between Central America and Canada.

Temperate Climate Zone Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

15. Temperate Climate Zone Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

Where on Earth can you find a temperate climate zone? In this lesson, you'll learn about the characteristics of the temperate zone and explore some key vocabulary words.

Cloud Formation Process Lesson for Kids

16. Cloud Formation Process Lesson for Kids

Did you ever look up at the clouds in the sky and wonder why they look that way or how they got there? There is actually a lot of science involved in the formation of a cloud. Read this lesson to learn more.

Microclimate Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

17. Microclimate Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

Microclimates are small areas with different weather patterns than the places around them. What makes this happen? In this lesson, we will explore the factors that shape microclimates.

Chapter Practice Exam
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