This is three part 1,200 slide PowerPoint presentation with built-in class notes (red slides), challenge questions with answers, lots of hands-on activities, air pressure demonstrations, built-in review opportunities, games, two page homework and answer keys, one page classwork sheet that follows slideshow, unit notes, and more.
Also included are three quizzes that end each part of the PowerPoint (Parts 1-3). Answers and quiz sheet are provided.
Note: Please do not purchase my Air pressure, wind, and fronts lesson as this is now included in this post.
This PowerPoint begins asking the question if air has weight. A visual is provided for a demonstration with a filled balloon and triple-beam balance. Air Pressure is then presented in a series of slides. A step by step, one focus / one piece of information at time unfolds over several slides. Students learn that air pressure is equal in all directions, as elevation increases air pressure decreases and vice versa, and that air pressure is caused by the weight of the atmosphere. Several more step by step slides show how air pressure and elevation are connected. The Barometer is then introduced. An activity has students place words from a word bank into a Venn Diagram. The answers are provided after. A really neat demonstration follows called Marshmallow torture chamber that uses a bell jar vacuum and marshmallow. Teacher removes air pressure and the marshmallow gets really large. Teacher lets air back in quickly and the marshmallow shrivels up. Students are then instructed that they will be performing their own skit / air pressure demonstration to the class. The skit needs to be creative, but the demonstration and science needs to be spot on. A website link with great demonstration ideas is provided. This is always a great activity and the students always do a great job. Wind is then focused on as it is driven by air pressure. Visuals unfold in a step by step process of warm air rising (low pressure) and cool air sinking (high pressure). Students are then asked to look at a globe and find trends in warm and low pressure. The high and low pressure regions are then circled in a step by step sequence. Cold fronts are then explained and an activity where a teacher puts warm and cold water in a tank and removes a barrier in the middle is presented. (Simulated example included) Warm fronts are then explained with many visuals as well as stationary fronts and occluded. A visual PoewrPoint quiz (1-10) concludes the PowerPoint that has students name the type of front from a picture. The answers are provided after the quiz. The questions is previewed one last time before the answer is revealed so the teacher can call upon students. This is a really neat PowerPoint that involves the students every step of the way.
This PowerPoint begins describing what wind is in a series of slides that only present one piece of information at a time. Every slide is accompanied by a visual. (Wind is the movement from high to low pressure, caused by temperature variations, differences in temp over the land and seas, topographical changes.) Students then are taken through a step by step drawing that has them create a globe. Petri-dishes, a compass, or old cd's are encouraged to trace the circle. Lines in the notebook will help. Students are then given a word bank of the various global winds. The PowerPoint then presents the global winds with visuals and students place the correct term into their sketch at the correct location. A series of challenge based questions have the students put their notes to work. The activity questions repeat several times so all can participate. An activity has the students spin a paper plate or circular piece of cardboard / pie plate and another student tries to draw a straight line from the center to the outside of the spinning the plate. The students learn that the line curves and the next set of slides discuss the Coriolis Force. A review of high and low pressure and winds leads into land and sea breeze slides. Each slide is step by step here showing both of the land and sea breeze in detail. Mountain winds are then described with visuals and this leads into Wind Chill. Wind Chill is covered in detail. Students determine wind chill looking at a wind speed vs. temperature grid. Some really gross images of frozen fingers and toes are shown. An activity has students wet their hand, as well as use hand sanitizer (alcohol) to feel the effects of evaporation from the skin. Flight is then covered quickly as well as Bernoulli's principle. A build a paper airplane contest is described with rules etc after having learned how a wing works. A hidden box game reveals a Sea Breeze as students takes guesses as each slide revels more of the picture. Please see my other postings including the entire Weather and Climate Unit described below before purchasing this PowerPoint.
Entire Weather and Climate Unit (2,500 Slides, HW, Notes, Much More)
Weather and Climate Unit Samples, HW, Notes, and More, FREE
Atmosphere, Weather and Climate Lesson, HW, Notes, More (187 Slides)
Air Quality, Air Pollution, Ozone, Skin Cancer, (200 Slides, HW, Notes, More)
Air Pressure, Wind, Fronts, (240 Slides, HW, Notes, More)
Air Quality, Pollution, Air Pressure, Review Game, FREE
Severe Weather, Tornado, Hurricane, Blizzard and More. (200 Slides, HW, Notes, FREE)
Global Winds, Winds, Wind Chill (220 Slides, HW, Notes, More)
Meteorology, Weather Tools, Build Weather Tools and More Lesson (100 Slides)
Weather Tools, Wind, Light, Meteorology, Review Game, FREE
Weather and Climate Unit Crossword and Solution, FREE
Clouds, Types of Clouds, Water Cycle, (400 Slides, HW, Notes, More)
Climate Change, Global Warming, Greenhouse Effect (400 Slides, HW, Notes and More)
Biomes, Types of Biomes, Class Skit Project, (350 Slides, HW, Notes, and Much More)
Entire 4 year science curriculum, 20 full units, (35,000 Slides, HW, Notes and Much More)
This PowerPoint includes critical notes (Red Slides), exciting visuals, challenge questions, activities with directions and more. Text is usually placed at the top of the slide so it can be read from all angles of a classroom. Color coded slides, as well as a shade technique is used to increase student focus and allows the teacher to control the pace of the lesson. These PowerPoints are meant to be as interactive as possible and ask many questions, provides built in review opportunities, explain directions to activities, and much more. Transition effects are never used.
Please visit my other posting on TpT called the Weather and Climate Unit which includes this PowerPoint within the 2500+ slide PowerPoint roadmap, 14 page bundled homework, 5 page modified bundle, detailed answer keys, and 19 pages of unit notes for students who may require assistance that chronologically follow the PowerPoint slideshow. The answer keys and unit notes are great for support professionals. This larger file also includes two PowerPoint review games (110+ slides each with Answers), 26 .flv videos, lab handouts, activity sheets, rubrics, materials list, templates, guides, and much more. Also included is a 190 slide first day of school PowerPoint presentation. Everything arrives in editable format and can be modified to fit any curriculum or time requirement.
Areas of Focus within The Weather and Climate Unit:
What is weather?, Climate, Importance of the Atmosphere, Components of the Atmosphere, Layers of the Atmosphere, Air Quality and Pollution, Carbon Monoxide, Ozone Layer, Ways to Avoid Skin Cancer, Air Pressure, Barometer, Air Pressure and Wind, Fronts, Wind, Global Wind, Coriolis Force, Jet Stream, Sea Breeze / Land Breeze, Mountain Winds, Mountain Rain Shadow, Wind Chill, Flight, Dangerous Weather Systems, Light, Albedo, Temperature, Thermometers, Seasons, Humidity / Condensation / Evaporation, Dew Points, Clouds, Types of Clouds, Meteorology, Weather Tools, Isotherms, Ocean Currents, Enhanced Global Warming, Greenhouse Effect, The Effects of Global Warming, Biomes, Types of Biomes. Difficulty Rating 8/10.
I also sell all 20 Science Units as a digital hard good on TpT. This includes all 20 units (50,000 slides), in Life, Earth, and Physical Science for students in grades 5-10, This also includes 275 pages of bundled homework package that chronologically follows each unit, 175 pages of modified bundle, 325 pages of answer keys, 260 pages of unit notes, 37 PowerPoint review games (4600+ slides), hundreds of lab activities with questions and answers, hundreds of project ideas, 315 videos, hundreds of pages of handouts, First Day PowerPoint, Guidebook, and Four Year Curriculum Guide and classroom license.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Thanks again and best wishes.
Ryan Murphy M.Ed
Below are the links to the 20 units of study that I offer on TpT for individual purchase. All of these are included in the curriculum purchase.
Physical Science Units
Science Skills Unit
Laws of Motion and Simple Machines Unit
Matter, Energy, and the Environment Unit
Atoms and Periodic Table of the Elements Unit
Physical Science Curriculum
Physical Science Bundle Package (4 Units)
Life Science Units
Human Body System and Health Topics Unit
Cellular Biology Unit
Infectious Diseases Unit
DNA and Genetics Unit, Cell Division
Taxonomy and Classification Unit
Evolution and Natural Selection, Change Topics Unit
Ecology Feeding Levels Unit
Ecology Interactions Unit
Ecology Abiotic Factors Unit
Life Science Curriculum
Life Science Bundle Package (10 Units)
Earth Science Units
Weathering, Soil Science, Soil Conservation, Ice Ages, Glaciers Unit
Astronomy Topics Unit
Geology Topics Unit
Weather and Climate Unit
Earth Science Curriculum Bundle
Earth Science Curriculum (6 Units)
Water, Water Quality, Rivers, Lakes, and Fish Units
Water on Earth, Properties of Water, Water Pollution Unit
Rivers, Lakes, and Water Quality Unit (Salmon, Fish, and more)
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Entire Curriculum I offer on TpT...
Entire 4 Year Curriculum, 20 Full Units, (50,000 Slides) HW, Notes, and much more
Ryan Murphy M.Ed
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