Secrets of Temperature Zones
a short story about climate for middle school students
In the small town of Sunnyvale, a green-haired girl named Sasha sat, exploring her collection of books and world maps. While reading a book about weather, she stumbled upon a fascinating topic: how latitude, elevation, and proximity to the ocean influence temperature patterns.
Her first destination was the tropical zone. Sasha found herself in a lush rainforest, surrounded by towering trees and colorful birds. The air was warm and humid, making Sasha's skin tingle. She learned that the tropical zone is near the equator (latitude is 0 degrees), where the sun's rays hit the Earth most directly. The proximity to the equator meant that the temperature here stayed warm and consistent throughout the year.
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