Interactive Climate Map Questions

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Questions linked to this interactive climate map (Middle school)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Considering the different factors that affect climate (distance from the equator, which hemisphere you are in, and so on) what do you think are the reasons for these similarities and differences?
  • 2. 
    Considering what you know about climate, what do you think are the reasons for these similarities and differences?
  • 3. 
    Compare the climate graphs from the southern and northern hemispheres, and then near the equator. What patterns can you observe in the temperature between the different hemispheres? Why do you think this might be? (Try to write at least a paragraph here!)
  • 4. 
    Compare the climate graphs as you get further from and nearer to the equator. What patterns can you observe in the rainfall between the different hemispheres? Why do you think this is? 
  • 5. 
    (Extend your thinking!) Are there any anomalies (places that don't fit in with the usual pattern)? What factors do you think might be affecting these places?
  • 6. 
    It hardly rains in Tindouf, Algeria
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Yakutsk, Russia, is warmer than London, England (Make sure you check the numbers on the graphs, they are not all the same!)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Compare Yakutsk, Russia, with McMurdo, Antarctica. What similarities or differences can you observe between these two climates?
    • A. 

      They both have low annual rainfall

    • B. 

      The temperature rises in Yakutsk, at the same time as it falls in McMurdo

    • C. 

      The temperature is the same in both places

    • D. 

      They both have temperatures that go far lower than 0 degrees

    • E. 

      They are both warm sometimes

  • 9. 
    Compare Iquitos, Peru with Barrow, Alaska. What similiarities or differences can you observe between these two climates?
    • A. 

      Iquitos has a much higher rainfall than Barrow

    • B. 

      Iquitos has a higher rainfall variation (more difference between highest and lowest) than Barrow

    • C. 

      They both have a very similar temperature pattern

    • D. 

      Barrow is hot in summer and in winter

    • E. 

      Barrow is cold in summer and below freezing in winter

  • 10. 
    If you were going to Iquitos, Peru, you'd need to take warm clothes
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    July in Yakutsk is around
    • A. 

      15 degrees

    • B. 

      25 degrees

    • C. 

      30 degrees

    • D. 

      -5 degrees

  • 12. 
    The month with the highest rainfall in Iquitos, Peru is 
    • A. 

      January

    • B. 

      December

    • C. 

      July

    • D. 

      March

  • 13. 
    The lowest rainfall in Vancouver, British Colombia, happens at the same time as the 
    • A. 

      Highest temperature

    • B. 

      Lowest temperature

  • 14. 
    The lowest rainfall in Vancouver, British Colombia happens in 
    • A. 

      April

    • B. 

      July

    • C. 

      December

    • D. 

      Saturday

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