This is a power point presentation that covers how air masses are formed and how they move. It also covers how fronts react when they collide. Diagrams are included in the presentation to help the lesson sink in. I have used this presentation successfully in the middle school grades as well as late elementary.
Key Terms Discussed
- air mass
- maritime polar
- maritime tropical
- continental polar
- continental tropical
- prevailing westerlies
- jet streams
- cold fronts
- warm fronts
- stationary fronts
- occluded fronts
This presentation has been left as a pptx file so the buyer may add or remove animations as they see fit. The presentation and work page are located within the zip file. The preview file is a pdf file of the power point presentation. The work page also includes a short activity with an answer key at the conclusion. Feedback is always appreciated.
Common Core Explanations
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.1- While completing the worksheets the students will be prompted to cite text from the presentation.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.2- A summary of the lesson is included at the end of presentation. Students are asked questions about the lesson and worksheets.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.3- Students are asked to follow a procedure while completing the worksheet.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6.8.4- Diagrams are included with the presentation and the worksheet that is included will ask about symbols and items within the diagram.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.7- In order for students to complete the worksheet or activity they must be able to verbally and visually understand quantitative or technical information expressed in the presentation.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.9 – Students will be asked to compare information given in the presentation and information given on the worksheet to verify it or prove it wrong.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.10 – Students should be able to read and comprehend the text given to them in the power point presentation, worksheet, and activity.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.4 – Students should be able to determine the general meaning and vocabulary words in the relevant text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.7- Students should be able to demonstrate the ability to quickly locate answers to questions on the worksheet while the power point is being presented