Joska and Doris: Exploring the Climates

Introduction

Hello everyone, welcome to our webquest about the climates around the world. You will come across some explanations about the topic. After this, you will use the newly learned information to answer some questions about the climates around the world and you will be able to convert Celcius to Fahrenheit and vice versa. Good luck!

In this webquest some words need some explanation before we start with the quest. The words are: equator, North and South Pole, Köppen, hemisphere, and latitude.

The Equator is an imaginary line that is drawn around the middle of the Earth to divide it into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. In Latin, the word 'equator' originally meant 'circle equalizing day and night.'

The North and South Poles are the most northern and southern points of the earth. To put it simply, the top and bottom of the earth because north is up (on a compassrose) and south is bottom (on a compassrose).

Wladimir Köppen is a scientist who, in the late 1800s and early 1900s, divided the world's climates into categories. His categories were based on the temperature, the amount of precipitation, and the times of year when precipitation occurs. The categories were also influenced by a region’s latitude—the imaginary lines used to measure our Earth from north to south from the equator.

Hemisphere is the half of the earth. They are cut by the equator (for latitude) and the line from pole to pole. 

Latitude is the measurement of distance north or south of the equator. So The Hague is north from the equator, and its latitude is 52.07 N (N stands for North).

 

Answer some questions about this here. We will use the same link/form for the rest of this webquest. You only have to click the link once. Read the next pages of this quest to see when you can go to the next page in the form.

Task

The culture around the world.

Today you are learning about the climates in the world. There are multiple ones, but today we are teaching you about

A. Tropical,

B. Dry,

C. Temperate,

D. Continental,

E. Polar.

Watch this video to learn about the climates.

 

People in America don't use Celsius to measure the temperature.  In this video, you will see how Americans and other countries use Fahrenheit.

Click the next tab on the form (Task Content) to make a quiz about this sheet. 

 

Process

So now that you've learned about Fahrenheit and Celcius, you will learn about how to calculate from F to C and vice versa. 

Watch this video from 1.31 to 2.45 to learn about this.

Click here to make a short quiz about the climates, (click Start Les)

and go to the next ab on the form (Process Content) for a few questions about Fahrenheit and Celcius.

Evaluation

Go outside and measure the temperature (in C). Investigate what kind of climate you live in. Lastly, calculate how many degrees F your room is.

Put your findings in the form (Evaluation tab.)

Conclusion

Make a poster about your previous findings and what you learned in this lesson. Write down the specifics such as climates, C to F (and vice versa), a drawing of the world with the climates and latitude. Send a picture of the poster to your teacher.

Credits

Thank you for doing this webquest. Hopefully, you learned something! Please fill in the next page of the forms (Summary) so we know how helpful you found this webquest.