Lessons for Journey North
Climates and Seasons
animation shows how global temperatures change throughout the year.
First take time to understand the map. Look at the title and key.
Imagine the equator, which runs horizontally across the middle of
to locate approximately where you live.
first few times you look at the animation, look at temperature patterns
on the entire globe. (Try starting in January.)
next few times through, look at temperature patterns just in North
below the map. You can review the animation as you try to answer
Air Temperatures Through the Year
patterns do you notice? What general statements can you make about
areas/latitudes tend to have the highest temperatures? The lowest?
do average temperatures — as a whole — seem to move/shift
throughout the year?
to a place on the globe were you think the temperatures change dramatically
throughout the year. Where do you think they remain fairly constant?
seems to happen to temperatures where you live? Does it seem accurate?
to your migrating animal's winter and summer habitats. What does
this map tell you about the temperature conditions it needs to survive
— or that it can survive in?
out what scientists think >>