Earth's Climate System

Beverly Owens, Cleveland Early College High School

Molly Ludwick, Kings Mountain Middle School

Initial Publication Date: March 5, 2021 | Reviewed: August 4, 2022


This activity will help students to identify and analyze factors contributing to Earth's climate systems.

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This activity can be used in earth science, or when studying weather.

Skills and concepts that students must have mastered

Students will need to be able to read and interpret graphics.

How the activity is situated in the course

This may be used as an introduction, inquiry piece, or as a way to explore evidence.


Content/concepts goals for this activity

Students will interpret graphics.

Students will analyze impacts on climate systems.

Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity

Students will make observations.

Students will analyze cause and effect.

Other skills goals for this activity

Description and Teaching Materials

This activity is housed in Google slides, and will be used in edit mode.

Teaching Notes and Tips

After opening the resource link, go to "file" and "make a copy," to secure a copy of the document that you can edit. Additionally, you can give students the link provided on slide 1, so that they can manipulate the slide.


After analyzing the images, students can discuss impacts on these climate systems, to determine if they understood cause and effect of feedback systems.

References and Resources