Unit One Objectives

Statement of Inquiry: Models are constructed to better understand the relationships between energy transfers and global/local factors.
Global Context: Globalization and Sustainability

Learning Targets:

1.1 I can describe the structure and composition of Earth's atmosphere. (MN State Standard 8.3.2.2.1)

1.2 I can explain why weather changes. (MN State Standard 6.2.3.2.3, 8.3.2.1.3, 8.3.2.2.2)

1.3 I can construct a model of the water cycle to show how water moves on planet Earth. (MN State Standard 8.3.2.1.3, 8.3.2.3.1, 8.3.2.3.2)

1.4 I can specify the factors that affect a region's climate and explain how they influence weather conditions over time. (MN State Standard 8.3.2.1.2, 8.3.2.1.3, 8.3.2.2.3)

1.5 I can select and appropriately use lab equipment and mathematical tools to study meteorology. (MN State Standard 8.1.3.4.2)

Weater and Climate: Vocabulary

Meteorology - Meteorologist - Forecast - Atmosphere - Weather Factors - Severe Weather - Hurricane - Conditions for a Hurricane - Hurricane Damage - Damage Prevention - Temperature - Thermometer - Humidity - Hygrometer - Air Pressure - Barometer - Wind Speed - Anemometer - Wind Direction - Compass - Tornado - Formation of a Tornado - Compression - Pressure - Exosphere - Thermosphere - Mesosphere - Stratosphere - Troposphere - Axis - Rotation - Axial Tilt - Revolution - Perihelion - Aphelion - Equinox - Solstice - Solar Angle - Beam Spreading - Differential Heating - Radiant Energy - Radiation - Molecular Motion

Resources

Study Aids — Quizlets