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Weather vs. Climate

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Weather vs. Climate

Earth & Space Science

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You will get to learn the difference between weather and climate and try your skill at weather and hurricane prediction. You will also learn about the gases that make up the Earth’s atmosphere.

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After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

  • Energy Sources: The Sun

Everything You'll Have Covered

Define weather.

~ Weather is the Earth's daily changing atmospheric conditions. It is made up of short-term changes.

Define climate.

~ Climate is the average atmospheric conditions in a particular area over a period of time.

Which of the following statements might be said regarding the climate of a region?

A. It is tropical.

B. It is sunny.

C. It is 67 degrees.

~ The correct answer is A. An area that has a tropical climate is usually warm and rainy. The statements, "It is sunny," and "It is 67 degrees," refer the weather of a particular day.

Tutorial Details

Approximate Time 2 Minutes
Pre-requisite Concepts Students should have a general understanding of climate, cold, and hot.
Course Earth & Space Science
Type of Tutorial Animation
Key Vocabulary climate, cold, hot