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Formative Assessment

Activity 2: Formative Assessment

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The Climate Patterns table shows the annual average temperature for the coldest and warmest months for five cities in the United States.

Rule: Increasing latitude has the effect of decreasing temperatures on Earth. This effect is there if you increase latitude north or south.

Read the rule and study the information in the table. Then write a paragraph that states why the rule and table are in agreement, or why they disagree.

Climate Patterns

Temp/PrecipDuluthChicagoNashvilleAtlantaMiami
Coldest month1022384269 (Jan)
Warmest month7078808082
Latitude47 N42 M36 N34 N26 N

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