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core concepts 2-3

2.1, 3.1, 3.5, 3.6

Orbit Path one object makes as it circles around another
Revolution Circular journey around the sun
Axis Imaginary line running through Earth between the North and South Poles
Equinox Point at which everywhere on Earth days and nights are nearly equal in length
Solstice Point at which days are longest in one hemisphere and shortest in another
Weather condition of the air and sky at a certain time
Climate average weather of a place over many years
Precipitation water that falls to the ground as rain snow sleet or hail
Temperature measure of how hot or cold the air is
Tropical wet climate climate with hot temperatures and heavy rainfall year-round
Tropical wet and dry climate climate with a wet season in summer and a dry season in winter
Humid subtropical climate climate with year-round precipitation mild winters and hot summers
Maritime climate climate that is wet year-round with mild winters and cool summers
Tundra climate climate with cool summers and bitterly cold dry winters
Semiarid climate Dry climate
Arid climate very dry desert climate
Subarctic climate climate with limited precipitation cool summers and very cold winters
Deciduous tree tree that loses its leaves in the fall
Coniferous tree tree that produces cones to carry seeds
Savanna park-like landscape of grasslands with scattered trees that can survive dry spells. Found in tropical areas with dry seasons
Ecosystem group of plants and animals that depend on each other and their environment for survival
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