Meteorology Concepts

Student Composition Book Notes - Meteorology

January 8 - 12

Monday: I can explain how severe weather conditions pose great risk for humans.

     Present Thunderstorm Projects
     Introduce Recipe for Disaster Project

     Example 1 and Example 2

     Rubric

Tuesday: I can use data and models to explain how air masses create changes in weather conditions.

    Work on Recipe

Wednesday: I can model the movement of water in the atmosphere and oceans.

Work on Recipe

Thursday: I can model the movement of energy through convection, conduction and radiation on Earth.

       Work on Recipe

Friday: I can explain how the Sun's energy and unequal heating of the Earth impacts the atmosphere.

 Work on Recipe


January 1 - 5

Monday: NO SCHOOL - Holiday Break

Tuesday: NO SCHOOL - Holiday Break

Wednesday: I can identify how water changes forms.

Precipitation Word Splash

Vocabulary - Quizizz Game Code : 767128

Water Cycle Video 1 and Video 2

Thursday: GARCIA IS GONE

       I can explain my journey through the water cycle.

       Water Cycle Stations

Friday: I can explain how electrically charged storms are dangerous.

 Thunderstorms

December 25 - 29

Monday: NO SCHOOL - Holiday Break

Tuesday:  NO SCHOOL - Holiday Break

Wednesday: NO SCHOOL - Holiday Break

Thursday: NO SCHOOL - Holiday Break

Friday: NO SCHOOL - Holiday Break


December 18 - 22

Monday: The Day After Tomorrow - Movie Analysis

Tuesday:  The Day After Tomorrow - Movie Analysis Continued

Wednesday: NO SCHOOL - Holiday Break

Thursday: NO SCHOOL - Holiday Break

Friday: NO SCHOOL - Holiday Break


December 11 - 15

Monday: I can explain what an isobar is, and illustrate them on a map.

     Isobar Map and Notes
     PPT and Questions
     Severe Storms - Drought PPT

California Drought Video 1

California Drought Video 1

Drought Explained Video 3

Tuesday: GARCIA IS GONE

     I can compare the different types of clouds and the different types of severe storms.

     Cloud PPT  and notes

     Severe Storms - Tornadoes

How do Tornadoes form Video

Tornado 101 Video

Tornado Alley Video

Wednesday: I can use data and models to explain how air masses create changes in weather conditions.

                Severe Storms : Hurricanes and Thunderstorms

    Crash Course Video

Weather Map Symbols PPT

            Cloud PPT - Take notes

            Read textbook pages 61-66

            Precipitation PPT

Thursday: I can identify key Meteorology concepts.

       Review Day

       Kahoot, Football and Quizizz

Friday: Meteorology Final

             Begin The Day After Tomorrow  Movie Analysis


December 4 - 8

Monday: I can explain what humidity is, and how to calculate it.

    Humidity Notes and PPT
    Peanut Lab

    Humidity Calculations
    Demos: Sling psychrometer; sponge demo

    Wind Concept Map - Review

Tuesday: I can compare the different types of air masses.

     Air Masses PPT and Notes
                 Read pages 76 - 82

Wednesday: I can explain what a front is.

           Fronts Foldable PPT and Instructions

Foldable Example
Read pages 76 - 82

Thursday: I can explain how temperature affects the density of a fluid.

       Weather Water Tank Lab and PPT

Friday: I can explain what isotherms are, and illustrate them on a map.

 Isotherm Map
 PPT and questions

 ** Pass out study guides for final.

November 27 - December 1

Monday: I can identify the different types of electromagnetic waves.

                    Read pages 42 - 45

                    Electromagnetic Waves PPT

       Electromagnetic Spectrum Video - NASA               

Tuesday: I can list the differences between High and Low pressure systems.

                 Hand Twists Map, Instructions  and PPT

     Notes on Cyclones and Anticyclones - Brain Web

Wednesday: I can explain how convection currents are made.

Heat in the Atmosphere
           Read pages 48 - 51

Thursday: GARCIA IS GONE

       I can explain what causes wind.

       Read textbook pages 52 - 56.

       Wind PPT - take notes on pages 87-88 in compositon books.

       Coriolis Effect Video

Friday: GARCIA IS GONE

 I can explain what global winds are.

 Global Wind Patterns PPT

 Create Global Wind Diagram in composition book.

 Read textbook pages 57 - 60.          

November 13 - 17

Monday: I can list the layers of the atmosphere.

    Layers of the Earth’s Atmosphere Data Table PPT and Drawn to Scale PPT and Wrkst

Tuesday: I can identify how thick the  layers of Earth’s atmosphere are.

    Finish Layers of the Earth’s Atmosphere Data Table PPT and Drawn to Scale PPT and Wrkst

    Start Layers of the Atmosphere Worksheet Front and Back

    Demos - weight of air; pour air; Kleenex in a cup; magic card; balloon in a

                                  cup; balloon weight; boiling water without heat

Wednesday: GARCIA IS GONE
I can identify how the layers of the atmosphere are classified.

            Layers of the Atmosphere Worksheet Front and Back

Thursday: I can identify the three ways that heat is transferred.

       Heat Transfer Foldable and PPT

Friday: REDINGER IS GONE

 Meteorology Quiz 1 : Air Properties/Atmosphere/Heat

 I can determine  the process where heat is trapped in the troposphere and acts like a blanket.  

 Greenhouse Effect Notes

 Energy in the Atmosphere Notes

 Read pages 42 - 45 in text and Illustrate pictures.



November 6 - 10

Monday: I can identify key molecules in the air.

    Finish Vocabulary

    Thinkmap

    Solar Energy Video

    Source of Energy Video

    Weather Chanels Wrong? Crash Course Video

Tuesday: I can determine the amount of oxygen in the air.

Bill Nye Wind

    Percent of Oxygen Lab PPT and Worksheet

Wednesday: I can determine if “WET” air is heavier than “DRY” air.

           Air Up There Lab PPT and Worksheet

Thursday: I can identify how most air pollution is produced.

       Pollution PPT and Activity - Warning Posters

      Read textbook pages 20-24.

Friday: I can explain the three properties of air.

 Properties of Air Foldable PPT and Wrkst

 Read textbook pages 25-30.


October 30 - November 3

Monday: GARCIA IS GONE

     I can identify the three things needed to create weather.

     Introduction to Meteorology - What is weather?

     PRE Meteorology Assessment - 42 Questions

                 Destructive Weather – Nat Geo Doc - Write down 6 interesting facts from the video.

Tuesday: I can identify results of the unequal heating of the earth’s surface.

    Finish Destructive Weather – Nat Geo Doc - Write down 6 more interesting facts from the video.

Wednesday: I can identify the power source that drives the weather on earth.

Take Video Quiz - tinyurl.com/MPA2017W

           Thinkmap (If there is time.)

Vocabulary Terms

Thursday: No School - Student Led Conferences

Friday: No School - Teacher Comp Day