Middle School

Meteorology

Meteorology

 

 

 

Unit 3 Resources:  Water in the Atmosphere

Precipitation Prezi

 

 

Earth-Sun Geometry

Shortwave Radiation

LONG-WAVE RADIATION

Moisture

AFRICAN ITCZ

LAB 13 HURRICANE INTERACTIVE ACTIVITY-TROPICAL CYCLONES

LAB 14CLIMATE CONTROL ACTIVITY-CLIMATE CONTROLS

Virtual Weather Map Room

WEATHER FORECASTING EXCERCISE

INSTRUCTIONS FOR WEATHER FORECASTING EXCERCISE

FORECAST PROJECT REQUIREMENTS (REGULARS)

 INTERNET FORECAST ACTIVITIES

 

Date

Location and Activity

3/9/2012

Complete the Activity Introduction to Forecasting

Make a forecast for San Diego, California

3/16/2012

Complete the Activity:  Using Satellite Meteorology to Forecast Weather

(NOTE:  THE JAVA SCRIPT PART OF THE WEBPAGE WILL NOT WORK IN SCHOOL)

Complete the worksheet assessment.  (PDF copies can be found here)

The Station Models answers can be recorded on this worksheet

Make a forecast for Atlanta, Georgia

 3/23/2012

 Regular

Go to Weather 2010: Airmasses . Learn about Air masses and answer questions on the worksheet .

Make a forecast for Boston, Massachusetts

NOTE:  On the airmass activity where the question states:  5) Using what you learned from this activity, go to the Weather Visualizer(CoVis version | public version) and create a map of the latest surface observations. From this map, identify the boundaries of warm and cold air masses (questions #2 and #3) currently affecting the United States.  INSTEAD OF COVIS, USE THE SURFACE MAP FROM THE VIRTUAL MAP ROOM.

Honors:

Make a forecast for Boston, Massachusetts

Begin research for Hurricane Paper or Final Project

 3/30/2012

Honors and Regular Meteorology: Make a forecast for Nashville, Tennessee

Regular Meteorology: Read through the section on fronts at Weather 2010: Fronts . Click the arrows at the bottom. Stop when you get to advection. Then complete the following worksheet. If you click on the linked worksheet you can use that webpage to find the answers questions. Record your answers on the worksheet provided or use this link to print out the worksheet if you did not get it in class.

4/12/2012

Make forecast: Detroit, Michigan

Complete the activity Lightning Activity found below in the interactive form.

4/20/2012

Make a forecast for Cleveland, Ohio

Honors: Topic Choice due ! Isaac's Storm Paper due May 20! Abstract due May 16! Oral Reports begin on May 20!

Regular Section:

1. Go to the Learn about Hurricances page at the National Hurricane Center.

2. Read throught the 5 sections and take the Review quiz. Click submit. Print out the results of your quiz.

3. Go to http://www.hurricanehunters.com and learn about Hurricane Katrina. Take a Cyberflight into the Eye.

4.  Use any remaining time to finish up previous activities and work on forecasting portfolio.

4/27/2012

Make a forecast for Tampa, Florida

Begin Work on Hurricane Preparedness Brochure.  Due next week Friday!

5/4/2012

Make a forecast for Charlotte, North Carolina

Complete Brochure, self-evaluation and hand in.

Project Due Friday, May 18, 2012!

 

 INTERNET ACTIVITIES

 

Lightning Activity:

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In the activity Lightning: a natural capacitor, what do you see happening?

 

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In the Why Files? Interactive: Lightning. Click on Play with Lightning. Review the reading and try the interactive. Move the little man around. When the lightning strikes, see how long it takes for the thunder to reach him. Record your answer.

 

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Does the 5 second rule work?

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What is an acoustical shadow?   Record your data.
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Go to the Lightning Explorer. Compare the location of current lightning strikes to surface 

activity (i.e. surface maps). What correlation can you make? 

 Complete the Activity, Red Sky in Morning.

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Write a reflection on what you have learned about lightning and the sky.  The reflection should be 1 paragraph long and include the word "I".

Type in the text that you see above:

  

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