Tasks 10, 11, & 12

Wind & Air Pressure, Layers of the Atmosphere, and Clouds

Task  10 – Wind & Air Pressure (updated 4/9/15)

  1. Record today’s Weather, yesterday’s Hi/Lo/Precipitation, & Astronomy Data (link) (excel).
  2. On your mini-map (pdf)
    • record the WSM and add it to the classroom map of the USA (pdf)
    • color in the precipitation
    • draw the fronts (using blue and red dotted lines), along with H and L, for today (link) or WunderMap (link)
      • go to the WunderMap, click “U.S. Fronts” and “Weather Stations” (link)
      • What do you notice about the temperatures on either side of the fronts and the location of the precipitation?

A) Wind & Air Pressure

  1. Use the following resources to learn about wind and air pressure to complete your worksheet (pdf)
    1. BrainPOP – Wind (link)
    2. Study Jams -Air Pressure & Wind (link)
    3. Pages 53-59 in your Weather Guide about Wind
    4.  Pages 124-125 in your Weather Guide about the Beaufort Wind Scale
    5. Pages 60-67 in your Weather Guide about High and Low Pressure

B) Bernoulli’s Principle – try it out!

  1. Bernoulli’s Principle (link): complete 3 of the activities posted (I will supply the materials) and write 3-5 sentences for each activity using google doc or lined paper describing what you did and what you learned by doing each activity.
  2. How does wind and air pressure allow us to fly? BrainPOP Flight Movie (link)

 

Task 11  – Layers of the Atmosphere (updated 4/15/15)

  1. Record today’s Weather, yesterday’s Hi/Lo/Precipitation, & Astronomy Data (link) (excel).
  2. On your mini-map (pdf) record the following:
    1. WSM – add it to the classroom map of the USA (pdf)
    2. Precipitation (Rain – green, Snow – blue)
    3. H/L/Fronts (link)
  • Use the resources below to learn about the layers of the atmosphere and complete your notes (pdf).
    • Study Jams – Atmosphere (link)
    • BrainPOP – Atmosphere video (link)
    • Weather Guide pgs. 34-37 & 44-47
    • Interactive – where does it go? (link)
    • Layers of the Atmosphere NOAA (link)
  • Once you have completed your notes:
    • Complete the illustration by adding an object to each layer and color each layer lightly.
    • Add the miles to each layer.
    • Can you add the Ozone Layer and the Ionosphere to your diagram?

 

Task  12 – Clouds (updated 4/15/15)

  1. Record today’s Weather, yesterday’s Hi/Lo/Precipitation, & Astronomy Data (link) (excel).
  2. On your mini-map (pdf) record the following:
    1. WSM – add it to the classroom map of the USA (pdf)
    2. Precipitation (Rain – green, Snow – blue)
    3. H/L/Fronts (link) or WunderMap (link)
    4. NEW: Click on Satellite (link) to view cloud cover for the US
      • Find your adopted state – describe the cloud cover
    5. NEW: Zoom the map into your state then click on Webcam (link) to view the sky in a city closest to your adopted city
      • click on Video Loop to see the weather conditions for the past 24 hrs
      • what did you notice about the cloud cover? precipitation?

Resources

Complete your notes using the resources below. Cloud Notes (pdf) & Diagram (link)

  • Weather Guide – pages 13-20
  • BrainPOP Clouds video (link)
  • Study Jams Cloud slides (link)
  • Types of Clouds Identification (link)
  • Clouds and weather (link)
  • Cloud types (link)
  • Clouds and fronts (link)
  • Cloud Identification Chart (pdf)
  • Optional: NOAA Cloud Spotter – make your own cloud identification wheel (pdf)

 

All tasks:

2 thoughts on “Tasks 10, 11, & 12

  1. Kate July 31, 2015 / 4:44 pm

    You referred to a “Weather Guide Book” for several of the tasks. Can you post the title and authors of the book so I can look into purchasing for my classroom?

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