# Why is the world's weather changing?

In this lesson, we will learning about the atmosphere and how it is important for life on Earth. We will also be looking at how the climate has changed over time and how it continues to change. We will be mainly focusing on the impact of human activity on the climate.

# Why is the world's weather changing?

In this lesson, we will learning about the atmosphere and how it is important for life on Earth. We will also be looking at how the climate has changed over time and how it continues to change. We will be mainly focusing on the impact of human activity on the climate.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

1. Examine how climate differs in different parts of the world
2. Explain the ways in which the weather differs
3. Explore why the climate is changing
4. Examine How climate change is affecting the Earth

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## Starter quiz

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### 11 Questions

Q1.
The sun is a...
black hole
galaxy
planet
Q2.
Approximately, what temperature is it on the Sun?
100 degrees celsius
Correct answer: 2 million degrees celsius
23 degrees celsius
50 degrees celsius
Q3.
How many times does the Earth rotate around the sun in one year?
365 times
three times
twice
Q4.
At what degrees does the Earth spin on its invisible axis?
22.5 degrees
24 degrees
25 degrees
Q5.
What is the sun made up of?
liquids
solids
Q6.
Our Sun is one of the billions of stars in which galaxy?
Andromeda Galaxy
Bounty Way
Whirlpool Galaxy
Q7.
In which hemisphere is the United Kingdom located in?
South Hemisphere
Q8.
Why do we have day and night?
Correct answer: Because every 24 hours, the Earth makes one complete rotation on its axis.
Because of the heat from the sun.
Because the Earth rotates around the sun.
Q9.
During winter in the UK, the sun shines ________ on the North Hemisphere.
directly
Q10.
During summer in the UK, the sun shines ________ on the North Hemisphere.
indirectly
Q11.
In spring and autumn, the sun shines ________ on both the North Hemisphere and South Hemisphere
unequally

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### 9 Questions

Q1.
What three things does the atmosphere do? (Choose 3)
it has carbon dioxide which helps us breathe
Correct answer: it has oxygen which allows us to breathe
it keeps the Earth cold
Correct answer: it keeps the Earth warm
Correct answer: it protects us from harmful rays
Q2.
During the period of Pleistocene, was the climate warmer or colder than it is now?
warmer
Q3.
During the Mesozoic Era, was the climate warmer or colder than it is now?
colder
Q4.
When did dinosaurs live?
Correct answer: during the Mesozoic Era
during the Pleistocene Epoch
Q5.
What is a greenhouse gas?
Correct answer: A gas that helps contribute to the warming of planet Earth
A gas that is good for plants
A gas that is green
Q6.
Cows release a greenhouse gas after they eat. What is this greenhouse gas called?
carbon dioxide
oxygen
Q7.
What is deforestation?
a type of farming
Correct answer: cutting down lots of trees
looking after a forest
Q8.
What kind of weather can we expect due to climate change?
Correct answer: extreme and unpredictable weather
lovely sunny weather
mild weather
predictable weather
Q9.
What is a drought?
cold weather
Correct answer: shortage of rainfall and water
too much rainfall