# Class 6 Geography Chapter 5 Temperature Answers

Maharashtra Board Class 6 Geography Solutions Chapter 5 Temperature

Balbharti Maharashtra State Board Class 6 Geography Solutions Chapter 5 Temperature Notes, Textbook Exercise Important Questions and Answers.

Maharashtra Board Class 6 Geography Solutions Chapter 5 Temperature

Class 6 Geography Chapter 5 Temperature Textbook Questions and Answers

## Exercises

(A) Where am I?

(1) The isotherm 0°C runs in my surroundings:

(2) The mean annual temperature is 25°C around me:

(3) The mean annual temperature around me is 10°C:

(B)  Who am I?

(1) I connect places of equal temperature.

(2) I am useful for measuring the correct temperature.

(3) I get heated due to the land or water near me.

(4) Land and water gets heated due to me.

(1) Explain with a diagram, the effect of the spherical shape of the earth on the temperature at different latitudes.

Due to the spherical shape of the earth and the resultant curvature of the surface, the sun rays  occupy a larger or lesser area. This leads to unequal distribution of the heat received from the sun, resulting in decreasing temperature from the equator to the North and South Poles.

Based on the distribution of temperature, the earth can be divided into torrid, temperate and frigid zones or tropical, temperate and polar regions.

(2) What is the relation between the latitudinal extent and temperature of a region?

Answer: Based on the distribution of temperature, the earth can be divided into torrid, temperate and frigid zones.

(i) Torrid zone: Torrid zone is between 0° and 23° 30′ North and South. This zone receives perpendicular rays from the sun. Temperatures are higher throughout the year in this zone.

(ii) Temperate zone: Temperate zone is between 23° 30′ and 66° 30′ North and South It receives extreme slant rays. Temperatures here are moderate.

(iii) Frigid zone: Frigid zone is between 66° 30′ and 90° North and South and receives extreme slant rays. Temperatures here are very low.

(3) What makes the isotherms run zigzag over continental areas?

Answer: Isotherms are lines that connect places with the same temperature after avoiding the effect of height. Temperature in the continental areas varies due to various factors such as ocean currents and height above sea level. Therefore the isotherms run zigzag over continental areas.

#### Activity

(1) Use the thermometer in your school and note the daily temperature on a display board.

(2) For two weeks, take down in your notebook, the information regarding weather given in the daily newspapers. Discuss your notes in the classroom.

(See inside the front cover for a specimen.)