This review aligns with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS):
"STANDARD 7 - The Earth
The competent science teacher understands the dynamic nature of the Earth and recognizes that its features and structures result from natural processes.
Knowledge Indicators - The competent science teacher:
7A. understands the structure and composition of the Earth's land, water and atmospheric systems.
7B. understands the transfer of energy within and among Earth's land, water and atmospheric systems
7E. analyzes and explains large scale dynamic forces, events, and processes that affect the Earth's land, water and atmospheric systems."
This ActivInspire program reviews terms and concepts covered in the Unit on "Weather." 20 questions include multiple choice; true/false and numeric entries. ActivInspire review questions are based off the three PowerPoint lessons in Unit X "Weather." A PDF student worksheet/study guide can also be generated by using this program.
PowerPoint lessons contain many graphics and two links to short videos to further student understanding.
PowerPoint slides also contain notes for the instructor based on students most "frequently asked questions" or FAQ's to help clarify the subject.
A class activity is included at the end of each lesson.
* All PowerPoint lessons; ActivInspire programs; student note sheets/activities and assessments for this unit can be found under the "Earth/Space Complete Unit X Weather" zip file folder.
Terms/concepts in this review include:
weather, atmosphere, temperature, wind, air pressure, humidity, relative humidity, temperature scales, Fahrenheit, Celsius, Kelvin, weather vane, anemometer, dew point, cloud formation, water droplets, particulates, stratus, fog, cumulus, cirrus, cirro, alto, strato, nimbus, cumulonimbus, weather, air masses, air mass movement, high pressure systems, low pressure systems, cyclones, anti-cyclones, barometer, fronts, cold front, warm front, occluded front, stationary front, thunderstorms, cumulonimbus, lightning, thunder, tornado, updrafts, wind shear, funnel clouds, hail, Fujita scale, hurricanes, Saffir-Simpson scale, blizzard, National Weather Service (NWS), watches, warnings, severe weather, weather forecasting, Farmer's Almanac, weather predictions, meteorologist, weather balloons, satellites, radar, Doppler radar, computer models, variables, weather data, station model, ground stations, isotherms, isobars, weather maps
Earth/Space ActivInspire Review Unit X "Weather"
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