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Influence of Swedish climate

Starting to discuss the Swedish climate is easy if you have access to a large map of the world or at least a globe. Here is a possible sequence of explanation interspersed with questions:

  • Does anyone know where Sweden is located?
  • What can you tell me about that location? Is it very far to the north? Is it further north than {where you are}?
  • What happens as the earth revolves around the sun? (the earth’s axis is tilted, so sometimes the northern hemispere is closer to the sun and sometimes it is further from the sun)
  • What happens when the northern hemispere is farther away from the sun? (winter in the northern hemispere, long periods of darkness)
  • What happens when the northern hemispere is closer to the sun? (summer in the northern hemispere, long periods of light / midnight sun)
  • This is what Sweden is like during the summer (description of common summer activities)
  • This is what Sweden is like during the winter (description of common winter activites, role of window lights and candles)