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Geography Starter


Weather is the condition of the air around us in a particular place at a particular time.  It is the daily changes in the temperature, precipitation, wind speed, etc.  Weather implies a short time period.  For example, the weather on a certain day may be windy and cool.
Climate is the sort of weather that can normally be expected in an area over a long period.  It sums up the average weather conditions recorded over a period of 30 years.  For example, tropical countries have hot climates and the Arctic has a cold climate.
Are each of these statements related to weather or climate?
“I think we should move to Dubai where it is warmer.”
“My washing will never dry today.”
“December is wet and cold.”
“Where should we go for our skiing holiday this year?”
“There is too much fog for the plane to land.”
“Bananas grow in Jamaica because it is hot.”
“Sports Day is cancelled, it is raining too much.”
“Take your coat to school today.”
“It’s October, it’ll be getting cold soon, I’d better put the heating on.”
“Madrid, in August, will be very hot.”
Geography Activities


The World Map of Köppen-Geiger Climate Classification shows the different types of climate you will find across the globe. The classification is based upon Main Climate, Precipitation and Temperature.

Climate Classification Map

Click on the map to view a larger version

Google Earth Placemark   Worksheet Placemarks [Hint: Turn Terrain off in Google Earth]
Geography Resource

Download the Google Earth Overlay of the Köppen-Geiger Climate Classification from the link above plus the Worksheet Placemarks.

For each of the locations listed in the table on the worksheet - find out the code for the climate classification they are in and then use the code to write down the ‘Main Climate’, ‘Precipitation’ and ‘Temperature’.
Climate Classification Map Key
Geography Review


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