The X-factors of Climate takes a look at what factors determine local climates, and how to tell these climate zones apart. This script was written with a target audience of families with young children (K-4th grade) in mind. However, easy modifications can be made to include a wider age range. For example, you can revise the audience questions to make them less targeted and make the explanations a little more technical to appeal to older groups. The directions in each section correspond to the script paragraph of the same letter. In addition to the script, there is an instructional appendix available for assistance with using the new features.
With the release of the 4.0 version of the SOS software came several new features including annotation, zooming, and layering. In order to introduce the new features, Hollings Scholar Audrey Eggenberger, under the guidance of the NOAA SOS team, put together three new scripts that utilize all the new features.