Why does climate change matter? To understand the implications of climate change, we must first understand what climate is and what it is supposed to be like. This script is intended to be used with 6-10th grade students learning about regional climate and biomes.
The Science On a Sphere script is written as an interactive lecture to elaborate on "ingredients of regional climate" such as latitude, prevailing wind, elevation, proximity to water, ocean currents that determine a location's climate. Students follow 1 location out of 6 unidentified exotic locations (marked with pushpins) and make notes on a worksheet in order to later write a summary of the climate of that location. The final activity, done in the theater, involves choosing the picture and corresponding biome of their unnamed location.
The corresponding lesson is meant to be done in class after the interactive SOS lecture to continue to build on their understanding of regional climate.