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Ch 24.5 Weather Patterns

Ch 24.5 Weather Patterns

Author: deirdre carney
  • Explain how masses form & classifications
  • Describe four types of fronts, & associated weather
  • Describe cyclones and anticyclones
  • Describe major types of storms & their formation

Nevada Science Standards

E.12.A.1 Students know that the sun is the major source of Earth’s energy, and provides the energy driving Earth’s weather and climate.E/S 

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

Next Generation Science Standards

HS-ESS3-1. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity. 

HS-ESS3-6. Use a computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships are being modified due to human activity.*  


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Chapter 24.5 Weather Patterns

Read Chapter 24.5 Weather Patterns pg 765-771. 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 air masses form
-What are the four types of fronts
-What types of weather are associated with cyclones and anticyclones
-How do thunderstorms and tornadoes form


Source: Prentice Hall Physical Science - Concepts in Action

Video Clip: Air Masses and Fronts

Watch video and take notes in your science notebook.

Video Clip: What are hurricanes, typhoons and tropical cyclones?

Watch video and take notes in your science notebook.