Author

STORM Project

Grade Level

Gr. 9; Gr. 10; Gr. 11; Gr. 12; Gr. Secondary

Document Type

Activities and Labs

Keywords

Environmental science--Experiments; Ecology--Experiments; Atmospheric physics--Experiments;

Abstract

Objectives:

  • Students will become familiar with the four main types of clouds: stratus, cirrus, cumulus, and cumulonimbus and their characteristics
  • Students will learn the weather map symbols for cloudy, clear or no clouds, and partly cloudy.

National Science Standards: All students should develop an understanding of: properties of earth materials, and changes in earth and sky.

Department

Department of Earth Science

Department

STORM Project - Science Center for Teaching, Outreach, and Research on Meteorology

Comments

Note to the teachers: The following level 1 weather activities need to be done sequentially as each lesson builds on concepts learned in previous lessons. If your students have a good understanding of Fahrenheit and Celsius temperatures, you might consider bypassing the first two activities and begin with Activity 3-Patterns of Temperature.

Level 1 Weather Activities:

  • Activity 1: What's the Temperature?
  • Activity 2: Where Is it Hot or Cold?
  • Activity 3: Patterns of Temperature
  • Activity 4: Clouds Over Your Head
  • Activity 5: Weather Station Plots
  • Activity 6: Where Did the Water Go?
  • Activity 7: Weather Maps and Fronts
  • Activity 8: Which Way Does the Wind Blow?
  • Activity 9: How Fast Does the Wind Blow?
  • Activity 10: Highs, Lows and Patterns in the Wind
  • Activity 11: Do the Dewpoint!
  • Activity 12: Air Masses
  • Activity 13: Weather Around Highs and Lows

Original Date

2007

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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