Brazil - Regional Climate

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A resource suitable for Key Stage 3 students (aged 11 to 14 years) studying Brazil as a topic within Geography. Introduces the climate of Amazonia, centred on Manaus, through a 'living graph' activity and then provides a chance to create a climate graph, with instructions, of the coastal lowlands in South East Brazil.

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Brazil - Regional Climate

  1. 1. Regional Climate inBrazilhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/fjota/2712663412/Uploaded on July 28, 2008 by de Paula FJ Some rights reservedBrazil Topic
  2. 2. Source: NASA Earth Observatory
  3. 3. Source: NASA Earth ObservatoryThis is a satellite image of apart of the Amazon rainforest– what do you observe?
  4. 4. Source: NASA Earth ObservatoryThis is a satellite image of apart of the Amazon rainforest– what do you observe?Can you remember the nameof the large city in Amazoniawhich is a river port ?
  5. 5. Source: NASA Earth ObservatoryThis is a satellite image of apart of the Amazon rainforest– what do you observe?Can you remember the nameof the large city in Amazoniawhich is a river port ?Manaus
  6. 6. Source: NASA Earth ObservatoryThis is a satellite image of apart of the Amazon rainforest– what do you observe?Can you remember the nameof the large city in Amazoniawhich is a river port ?ManausWe are now going to try some‘living graph’ activities for aclimate graph in Manaus.
  7. 7. 1)Today is the hottest month of the year.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?Activity adapted from Victoria Birch’s Living in the Rainforest on www.sln.org.uk
  8. 8. 1)Today is the hottest month of the year.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?2) Today ‘feels’ like the coolest day of the year.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?Activity adapted from Victoria Birch’s Living in the Rainforest on www.sln.org.uk
  9. 9. 1)Today is the hottest month of the year.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?2) Today ‘feels’ like the coolest day of the year.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?3) The river flooded today.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?Activity adapted from Victoria Birch’s Living in the Rainforest on www.sln.org.uk
  10. 10. 1)Today is the hottest month of the year.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?2) Today ‘feels’ like the coolest day of the year.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?3) The river flooded today.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?4) It rained every day this monthWhich month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?Activity adapted from Victoria Birch’s Living in the Rainforest on www.sln.org.uk
  11. 11. 1)Today is the hottest month of the year.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?2) Today ‘feels’ like the coolest day of the year.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?3) The river flooded today.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?4) It rained every day this monthWhich month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?5) Our canoe got stuck on a sandbankWhich month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?Activity adapted from Victoria Birch’s Living in the Rainforest on www.sln.org.uk
  12. 12. 1)Today is the hottest month of the year.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?2) Today ‘feels’ like the coolest day of the year.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?3) The river flooded today.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?4) It rained every day this monthWhich month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?5) Our canoe got stuck on a sandbankWhich month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?6) The sand banks have now all been covered by the riverWhich month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?Activity adapted from Victoria Birch’s Living in the Rainforest on www.sln.org.uk
  13. 13. 1)Today is the hottest month of the year.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?2) Today ‘feels’ like the coolest day of the year.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?3) The river flooded today.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?4) It rained every day this monthWhich month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?5) Our canoe got stuck on a sandbankWhich month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?6) The sand banks have now all been covered by the riverWhich month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?7) The ground is ‘rock hard’ today.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?Activity adapted from Victoria Birch’s Living in the Rainforest on www.sln.org.uk
  14. 14. 1)Today is the hottest month of the year.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?2) Today ‘feels’ like the coolest day of the year.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?3) The river flooded today.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?4) It rained every day this monthWhich month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?5) Our canoe got stuck on a sandbankWhich month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?6) The sand banks have now all been covered by the riverWhich month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?7) The ground is ‘rock hard’ today.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?8) I picked fruit today.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?Activity adapted from Victoria Birch’s Living in the Rainforest on www.sln.org.uk
  15. 15. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pierre_pouliquin/509070147/Uploaded on May 22, 2007 by pierre pouliquin Some rights reservedNow a chance to share ouranswers and discuss briefly …
  16. 16. 1)Today is the hottest month of the year.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?Activity adapted from Victoria Birch’s Living in the Rainforest on www.sln.org.uk
  17. 17. 1)Today is the hottest month of the year.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?2) Today ‘feels’ like the coolest day of the year.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?Activity adapted from Victoria Birch’s Living in the Rainforest on www.sln.org.uk
  18. 18. 1)Today is the hottest month of the year.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?2) Today ‘feels’ like the coolest day of the year.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?3) The river flooded today.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?Activity adapted from Victoria Birch’s Living in the Rainforest on www.sln.org.uk
  19. 19. 1)Today is the hottest month of the year.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?2) Today ‘feels’ like the coolest day of the year.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?3) The river flooded today.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?4) It rained every day this monthWhich month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?Activity adapted from Victoria Birch’s Living in the Rainforest on www.sln.org.uk
  20. 20. 1)Today is the hottest month of the year.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?2) Today ‘feels’ like the coolest day of the year.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?3) The river flooded today.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?4) It rained every day this monthWhich month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?5) Our canoe got stuck on a sandbankWhich month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?Activity adapted from Victoria Birch’s Living in the Rainforest on www.sln.org.uk
  21. 21. 1)Today is the hottest month of the year.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?2) Today ‘feels’ like the coolest day of the year.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?3) The river flooded today.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?4) It rained every day this monthWhich month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?5) Our canoe got stuck on a sandbankWhich month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?6) The sand banks have now all been covered by the riverWhich month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?Activity adapted from Victoria Birch’s Living in the Rainforest on www.sln.org.uk
  22. 22. 1)Today is the hottest month of the year.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?2) Today ‘feels’ like the coolest day of the year.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?3) The river flooded today.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?4) It rained every day this monthWhich month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?5) Our canoe got stuck on a sandbankWhich month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?6) The sand banks have now all been covered by the riverWhich month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?7) The ground is ‘rock hard’ today.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?Activity adapted from Victoria Birch’s Living in the Rainforest on www.sln.org.uk
  23. 23. 1)Today is the hottest month of the year.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?2) Today ‘feels’ like the coolest day of the year.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?3) The river flooded today.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?4) It rained every day this monthWhich month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?5) Our canoe got stuck on a sandbankWhich month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?6) The sand banks have now all been covered by the riverWhich month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?7) The ground is ‘rock hard’ today.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?8) I picked fruit today.Which month is this? What is/are your reason(s)?Activity adapted from Victoria Birch’s Living in the Rainforest on www.sln.org.uk
  24. 24. Climate Graph 1Climate Graph 2http://www.flickr.com/photos/geoglauco/1375946995/ Uploaded onSeptember 13, 2007 by Glauco Umbelino Some rights reservedhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/eye1/3187012243/ Uploaded onJanuary 11, 2009 by Ivan Mlinaric Some rights reservedPhotograph APhotograph B
  25. 25. MAKING A CLIMATE GRAPH FOR THE COASTAL LOWLANDSThe COASTAL LOWLANDS is the strip of land between theAtlantic Ocean and the Brazilian Highlands.The table below contains the information about the annualtemperature change, and monthly rainfall for the COASTALLOWLANDS region.Month J F M A M J J A S O N DTemp(oC)26 26 25 25 24 22 21 21 21 22 24 26Rainfall(mm)130 120 150 120 80 60 50 15 70 80 120 145
  26. 26. •On the x-axis at the bottom, use1 centimetre for each month.•On the left hand axis, you shouldstart with 12, and have 2centimetres for every 2 degreescentigrade, up to 28.•On the other side, start with 0,and have 2 centimetres for every50 mm of rainfall up to 400mm.•Your graph should start bylooking like this :Q. Draw a climate graph to show how this region’srainfall and temperature changes over the year.
  27. 27. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Brazil_temp_1977.jpg
  28. 28. Visit www.opengecko.com for more resources like this.In the same spirit of sharing as those whose work I’ve borrowed,this presentation by James Penstone is licensed under a CreativeCommons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 UK:England & Wales License.

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