This PDF includes 36 task cards that allow teachers to assess their students' knowledge of reading weather maps and related skills (please see the extensive list of content that is covered below). Student answer sheets (full and half-page versions) and teacher answer key are provided.
The following content/topics are included:
•fronts (cold, warm, stationary, occluded)
•high- and low-pressure systems (related weather, as it relates to temperature, rising/falling, etc.)
•weather map reading skills
•sea and land breezes
•basic weather equipment (anemometer, wind sock, psychrometer, wind vane, etc..)
•weather associated with approaching fronts and the weather associated with a front that has recently passed through an area
•air masses (continental, maritime, tropical, polar)
•energy that drives wind to produce many weather systems (solar)
•why the oceans have a great effect on weather
•factors necessary for hurricane development
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