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Ch 24.4 Water in the Atmosphere

Ch 24.4 Water in the Atmosphere

Author: deirdre carney
  • Explain condensation in the atmosphere and describe the formation & characteristics of basic cloud forms
  • Identify common  types of precipitation and explain how they form

Nevada Science Standards

E.12.A.4 Students know that convection and radiation play important roles in moving heat energy in the Earth system. E/S 

E.12.C.3 Students know that elements exist in fixed amounts and move through solid earth, oceans, atmosphere and living things as part of biogeochemical cycles. E/S

E.12.C.6 Students know that elements necessary for life on Earth pass through living and nonliving cycles in a series of changes that form a global system. E/S  

Next Generation Science Standards

HS-ESS2-4. Use a model to describe how variations in the flow of energy into and out of Earth’s systems result in changes in climate. 


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Video Clip: Hydrological and Carbon Cycles

Focus on the HYDROLOGICAL cycle. We will revisit the Carbon Cycle in future units.

Chapter 24.4 Water in the Atmosphere

Read Chapter 24.4 Water in the Atmosphere pg. 760-764. Outline the reading in your Science Notebook & include major points and diagrams/tables.
You should focus on the following essential questions:
-What are some ways water condenses in the atmosphere
-How do clouds form
-What are the them major types of clouds
-What are the major forms of precipitation


Source: Prentice Hall Physical Science - Concepts in Action

Video Clip: Dew Point vs Humiity

Watch video and take notes in your science notebook.

Video Clip: Cloud Types

Watch video and take notes in your science notebook.

Cloud Formation & Types

Review Presentation and take notes in your science notebook.

Source: Stan Celestian, Glendale community college