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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:
1. Students will learn that H is the symbol for high pressure and L is symbol for low pressure on weather maps.
2. Students will properly identify areas of high pressure and areas of low pressure on current U.S.A. surface maps.
3. Students will begin to develop an understanding of weather associated with high pressure and low pressure areas.

National Science Education Standards: All students should develop an understanding of: properties of objects and materials, 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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