This program looks at the wide range of climates in North America and around the world, and examines how factors such as the sun, wind, temperature, precipitation and position of Earth determine the weather for a particular region. Live footage, vivid graphics and a hands-on experiment help to clearly illustrate these concepts. One of six volumes in the Weather Fundamentals DVD Series in the Schlessinger Science Library. Part of the Schlessinger Science Library in Action Collection. This title correlates to the National Science Education Standards for Earth and Space Science -- structure of Earth's system, Earth's history and Earth in the solar system. A Teacher's Guide is included and available online that features additional information on the topic, vocabulary words, discussion questions, follow-up activities and lists of recommended books and Internet resources. 23 minutes. Grades 4 to 7.