By reading this book, students will learn about the basics of climate: what it is, how we measure it, and how we represent it on maps. The book defines differences between climate and weather, and helps students discover patterns in the Earth’s climate zones. Teachers can access it for free at www.getepic.com. However, it is also available for purchase.
A related resource, National Geographic Mapmaker Interactive, can be used to further study climate maps. (The NSTA review of Mapmaker can be found at http://ngss.nsta.org/Resource.aspx?ResourceID=682.)