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6th, 7th, 8th


Science, Social Studies, Earth and Space Sciences, Geography

Resource Types

  • Videos, 5 minutes, 50 seconds, CC, Subtitles
  • Ebooks
  • Interactive Media

Regional Focus


Climate Zones and Biomes

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  • In this interactive textbook lesson, students will read about climate zones and microclimates, examine climate zones on a world map, and watch a video that explains the locations and causes of extreme climate regions.

Teaching Tips


  • The text is student-friendly and divided into brief sections.
  • Students may highlight and annotate the text.
  • Illustrations and a map accompany the text.
  • The resource includes comprehension questions in the text and the video.
  • Students can take a practice quiz and receive immediate feedback.

Additional Prerequisites

  • It may be helpful to preview vocabulary terms such as latitude and longitude.
  • Teachers may want to show students how to use the highlighting and annotating features.
  • Students must sign in to use some of the interactive features.


  • Students could work on this activity individually or in small groups.
  • The interactive textbook could be used as a review or assessment practice.

Scientist Notes
Even with similar altitudes and latitudes, the climate conditions of a place can vary between 0-100km. This is determined by the topography, soil composition, rocks, vegetation cover, temperature differences, etc. This resource is recommended for teaching.
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