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Global Weather Patterns
This tutorial introduces students to global weather patterns and how they affect the kinds of trees and plants that grow in different latitudes of the Earth. The discussion covers the tropics and the lush rainforests that live there, temperate forests in the mid-latitudes, and boreal forests in the far north. There is also a description of how treeless areas occur in various climate zones (desert, tundra, savannah), and how plants adapt to low-water conditions in the desert. A quiz and glossary are included.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Tutorial
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Map
    • Photograph
Subject:
  • Ecology
  • Forestry
Technical requirements:
Flash player
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other restrictions information are unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-008-546
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • C - Life science:
        • Characteristics of organisms
        • Organisms and environments
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • C - Life science:
        • Diversity and adaptations of organisms
        • Structure and function in living systems
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Global Forest Science
http://www.globalforestscience.org/homepage_flash.html