Understanding Earth's Climate

In this issue, we explore how Earth’s climate is regulated by complex interactions among the atmosphere, oceans, clouds, ice, land, and living organisms. Learn why the reading comprehension strategy of visualizing is especially important with informational text, and how it can be applied to science concepts. Discover lesson plans and informational text that can be integrated into your current instruction, or unit plans that you can use to create units about Earth’s climate.

EREBUSCHANNEL. Photo courtesy of Robyn Waserman, U.S. Antarctic Program, NSF.