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Air Pressure, Air Masses and Weather Fronts Complete Unit

Grade Levels
6th - 8th
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141 pages
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Learning Objective

Students will collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses result in changes in weather conditions.


Air masses, air pressure, and weather fronts are interesting but complicated! This unit will help students understand the relationship of air pressure to weather changes. Students will learn about weather and climate in this unit. Students will love these engaging activities on air pressure, air masses, and weather fronts.

This HUGE unit is designed to completely address the NGSS standard for Middle School Earth Systems:

NGSS MS-ESS2-5. Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses result in changes in weather conditions.

From the disciplinary core idea Earth's Systems: ESS2.D Weather and Climate

This resource includes two complete units of study.

The first is on air pressure or atmospheric pressure.

It includes

  • 6 labs
  • response pages
  • a slideshow
  • interactive notebook flaps
  • and answer keys

The second unit is on air masses and weather fronts and builds on concepts addressed in the first unit.

It includes:

  • an informative slideshow
  • nonfiction reading passage
  • comprehension questions aligned with the CCSS for Reading Informational Text
  • weather map task cards
  • worksheets
  • answer keys
  • QR code research
  • interactive notebook flaps
  • two quizzes that are designed to have similar questions to the End of Year testing for science.

Students will love the investigations, informational text passages, slide shows and engaging activities that will help them understand air masses, weather fronts and air pressure and how they affect changes in weather conditions.

NGSS Middle School Science Concepts Include:

Air Pressure


Air Masses

Source Regions

Weather Maps

Weather Fronts

Cold Fronts

Warm Fronts

Occluded Fronts

Stationary Fronts


Explaining based on evidence

Collecting data

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Total Pages
141 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses result in changes in weather conditions. Emphasis is on how air masses flow from regions of high pressure to low pressure, causing weather (defined by temperature, pressure, humidity, precipitation, and wind) at a fixed location to change over time, and how sudden changes in weather can result when different air masses collide. Emphasis is on how weather can be predicted within probabilistic ranges. Examples of data can be provided to students (such as weather maps, diagrams, and visualizations) or obtained through laboratory experiments (such as with condensation). Assessment does not include recalling the names of cloud types or weather symbols used on weather maps or the reported diagrams from weather stations.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).
Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


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