In this lab students will work with Google Earth to explore temperature patterns, biome types, and climatographs from selected cities around the world. As they work through the links and images in this activity, students can explore how climate, a long-term average of weather patterns, shapes the life of a region. This is lab 4 of a series of 7 labs on climate and the biosphere. It is estimated that this lab will take between 150 - 180 minutes.
This website has alternative lessons for classrooms without access to Google Earth. The climate maps can be found in lab 3 of the larger unit.