Climate Zones and Weather Name: ____________________________________ Date: ___________ Period: ______ Directions: Label and color the following areas of the world on the map below, and then answer the questions on the back of this worksheet. Label: North Pole, South Pole, polar zones, temperate zone, tropical zone, Arctic Circle, Antarctic Circle, Tropic of Cancer (draw a black line to represent this latitude), Tropic of Capricorn (draw a black line to represent this latitude), Equator (draw a black line to represent this latitude) Color: Polar Zones: BLUE Temperate Zones: GREEN Tropical Zone: RED Analysis of Climate and Weather 1. Explain the difference between climate and weather. 2. How does latitude affect climate? 3. What causes the different climate zones on Earth? 4. What similarities are there between the different climate zones on Earth? What are some of the differences? 5. How does climate affect and shape ecosystems? Be specific and account for the diversity of life. 6. What impact does the greenhouse effect have on the biosphere? 7. Describe the two ways that heat is transported in the biosphere.