This unit 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."
"Unit X Weather" zip file includes three comprehensive and inclusive PowerPoint lessons with slide notes answering student FAQ's; a 20-question interactive quiz/review at kahoot.it that is included as a link in the last slide of each PowerPoint lesson; four activeinspire review programs with printable color PDF worksheets; three student PPT note guides/outlines (Word); one unit vocabulary sheet; an Internet Lab and other activities (Word and PDF); one quiz and a Unit assessment (Word and PDF) with answer keys (PDF).
Lessons and programs (not assessments) can also be found separately in the AstronomyDad store.
Terms and concepts covered in Unit X "Weather" 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 Complete Unit X "Weather"
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