Ch 12: 4th Grade Science: The Atmosphere

About This Chapter

Let us help you and your 4th grader review the science topics related to the atmosphere, including clouds, wind, air pressure and solar radiation. These lessons and quizzes are geared to young learners and can be used to help your student complete a homework assignment or prepare for a test.

4th Grade Science: The Atmosphere - Chapter Summary

Our instructors have created these lessons and quizzes to help 4th grade students understand science topics related to the atmosphere, including high and low pressure, layers of the atmosphere and the water cycle. Each lesson also includes a corresponding quiz that you can use to test their understanding of main topics - or print to study on the go.

Chapter Topics

  • Steps in the water cycle
  • Types of clouds
  • Layers of the atmosphere
  • Solar radiation
  • Direction, speed and causes of wind
  • How air masses affect weather

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help with atmosphere topics will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about the atmosphere.

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the science aspects of the atmosphere
  • Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about the science of the atmosphere
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about the atmosphere
  • Students who struggle to understand their science teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra science resources

How It Works

  • Find lessons in the chapter that cover the atmosphere topics your student needs to learn or review.
  • Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
  • Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about the atmosphere.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands the atmosphere by completing the 4th Grade Science: The Atmosphere exam.

8 Lessons in Chapter 12: 4th Grade Science: The Atmosphere
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Water Cycle Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

1. Water Cycle Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

Learn about the water cycle, a repeated process that moves water around the planet. Discover the four stages of the water cycle and what they do: evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and collection.

Types of Clouds: Lesson for Kids

2. Types of Clouds: Lesson for Kids

There are many different types of clouds in the sky. Discover why meteorologists have different categories for clouds, and explore the characteristics of cumulus, stratus, alto, and cirrus clouds.

Layers of the Atmosphere Lesson for Kids

3. Layers of the Atmosphere Lesson for Kids

Learn about the atmosphere, the gases surrounding the planet, and how it is divided into layers. Explore the troposphere, mesosphere, stratosphere, thermosphere, and exosphere of the planet. Discover what differentiates these layers.

What is Solar Radiation? - Lesson for Kids

4. What is Solar Radiation? - Lesson for Kids

Solar radiation refers to the sunlight and energy given off by the sun. Learn more about solar radiation and understand its importance, as well as its uses in technology.

Wind Lesson for Kids: Facts & Causes

5. Wind Lesson for Kids: Facts & Causes

Wind is moving air that is caused by the difference in air pressure due to temperature differences. Learn facts about the wind and explore what causes wind and how it can be harnessed.

Wind Lesson for Kids: Direction & Speed

6. Wind Lesson for Kids: Direction & Speed

Learn about wind and discover the different properties and types of wind. Explore the causes of wind and how to determine wind direction. Finally, investigate the dominant winds on Earth and the characteristics of wind speed.

High & Low Air Pressure Lesson for Kids

7. High & Low Air Pressure Lesson for Kids

Explore the meteorological topic of air pressure. Discover what defines a high- or low-pressure system, weather typically associated with these systems, and why air pressure is responsible for stronger-than-usual winds.

Types of Air Masses & Their Effect on Weather

8. Types of Air Masses & Their Effect on Weather

Air masses are volumes of air with distinct characteristics, including location, temperature, and water content. Discover the different types of air masses and explore their effects on the weather.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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More Exams
There are even more practice exams available in 4th Grade Science: The Atmosphere.
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