Gr. 9; Gr. 10; Gr. 11; Gr. 12; Gr. Secondary
Activities and Labs
Environmental science--Experiments; Ecology--Experiments; Atmospheric physics--Experiments;
• Students will learn and become familiar with the four air masses: cold and dry; cold and humid; hot and dry; and hot and humid.
• Students will learn that air masses have specific characteristics: temperature and humidity, the leading edge of the air mass is called the front, a front is the boundary between two air masses, and movement of air masses brings certain weather conditions with it.
National Science Education Standards: All students should develop: abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, properties of earth materials, and changes in earth and sky.
Department of Earth Science
STORM Project - Science Center for Teaching, Outreach, and Research on Meteorology
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STORM Project, "Air Masses" (2007). Open Educational Resources. 31.