Quick Bite: What is Climate?

15-minute clock icon Quick Bite: What is Climate?

Photo of the Arctic

To answer this question, it is helpful to contrast climate with weather. Have your students observe this map showing climate zones around the globe. Then, let them play around with this interactive map of today's weather all around the world. Ask them to share what they notice about these two maps. How do they compare or contrast? Based on what you noticed, how would you define climate and differentiate it from weather? 

Photo credit: Michael Gutsche/AWI


Global climate zones map

Global weather map for today

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