Extreme weather in a room – level 2

21-10-2021 07:00

Italian scientists work in special rooms. These rooms are called climatic chambers. A climactic chamber is where a scientist can simulate all different kinds of weather.

The rooms can have snowstorms with temperatures of minus 40 degrees Celsius or dry heat waves, too. Scientists study how different weather conditions affect people, plants, and small animals. Scientists want to understand how living things adapt to extreme weather, which is very important, because global weather is becoming more extreme.

Mountain rescuers use these special rooms too. In the past, they had to climb mountains when they wanted to train. Now, it is much easier, because they train in these rooms.

Difficult words: simulate (to do or make something that looks real but it is not real), adapt (to change for a new situation), extreme (very great or strong).

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