Quick Bite: Climate in the Arctic

15 min clock icon Quick Bite Activity: Climate in the Arctic

Photo by Esther Horvath

Why is the Arctic so much colder than the equator? What is the role of sunlight in the Arctic climate system?

Have your students look at two different figures that both illustrate important components of the Arctic climate system. As a class, discuss what each of the figures is showing and how these figures relate to the two questions above.

Photo: Esther Horvath/AWI


Arctic climate system figures

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