Ch 7: AP Environmental Science - Weather and Storms: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Weather and Storms chapter of this AP Environmental Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about weather-related events. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the topics involving weather and storms required in a typical AP Environmental Science course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other AP Environmental Science work.
  • Identify the weather concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our AP Environmental Science tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about weather and storms and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding weather fronts and variables, air masses, wind factors or any other weather-related topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their science learning
  • Prefer learning science visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their weather unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in AP Environmental Science
  • Don't have access to their science teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning about weather and storms simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live environmental science tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn about weather and storms on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the differences between weather and climate.
  • List the factors that affect wind.
  • Examine the different types of weather variables.
  • Learn how different types of air masses affect weather.
  • Understand the causes of tornadoes.
  • Explain how thunderstorms are formed.
  • List the causes and effects of cyclones and hurricanes.
  • Describe the relationship between El Nino and La Nina.
  • Learn how floods can be prevented.

16 Lessons in Chapter 7: AP Environmental Science - Weather and Storms: Tutoring Solution
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Weather vs. Climate: Definition, Differences & Effects

1. Weather vs. Climate: Definition, Differences & Effects

This video lesson will guide you in understanding the difference between climate and weather. Discover how they are different but related and how they are the ways you can describe atmospheric conditions on Earth.

Factors That Affect Wind: Pressure Gradient Forces, Coriolis Effect & Friction

2. Factors That Affect Wind: Pressure Gradient Forces, Coriolis Effect & Friction

In this video lesson, you will learn about wind and some factors that affect it, such as air temperature and pressure, the Coriolis effect, and friction. By the end of this lesson, you will also understand how Earth's rotation plays a role in how winds travel.

Weather Variables: Air Pressure, Temperature & Density

3. Weather Variables: Air Pressure, Temperature & Density

Weather is influenced by a number of factors. In this lesson, you will learn about three key variables that control weather and how they work together to do so.

The General Circulation of the Atmosphere

4. The General Circulation of the Atmosphere

The Sahara Desert, tropical rainforests, and cold polar winds are all due to Earth's rotation. In this video lesson, you will learn how this rotation has created global air circulation patterns on Earth and how it is responsible for such diverse climate patterns across the globe.

Types of Air Masses & Their Effect on Weather

5. Types of Air Masses & Their Effect on Weather

Air masses affect weather in a number of different ways. In this lesson, you will learn about the different types of air masses found on Earth and how the movement of air masses creates changes in the weather.

Understanding Weather Fronts: Types & Their Effect on Weather

6. Understanding Weather Fronts: Types & Their Effect on Weather

In this video lesson you will learn about how air masses with different characteristics create weather fronts. You will also identify the different types of fronts, as well as what type of weather occurs along them.

What Are Tornadoes? - Definition, Causes & The Enhanced Fujita Scale

7. What Are Tornadoes? - Definition, Causes & The Enhanced Fujita Scale

Tornadoes are dangerous storms that affect millions of people. In this video lesson, you will learn how and where they form, as well as how scientists classify tornadoes using the Enhanced Fujita Scale.

What Are Thunderstorms? - Definition, Types & Formation

8. What Are Thunderstorms? - Definition, Types & Formation

Thunderstorms are common all over the world. In this video lesson, you will learn what they are, how they form and how they create thunder and lightning.

What Are Cyclones? - Types, Causes & Effects

9. What Are Cyclones? - Types, Causes & Effects

The word cyclone refers to many different types of storms. In this video lesson you will learn about how cyclones form, what makes each type different, and what their effects are on both people and the environment.

Hurricanes: Types, Formation, Causes & Effects

10. Hurricanes: Types, Formation, Causes & Effects

Hurricanes are dangerous storms that affect millions of people each year. But what are hurricanes and how do they form? In this video lesson you'll learn about where and how hurricanes develop as well as the types of hurricanes that are possible.

The Relationship Between El Nino & La Nina

11. The Relationship Between El Nino & La Nina

In this video lesson, you will learn about El Niño and La Niña. You will understand the differences between them, as well as some of their effects on both ocean waters and weather patterns on land.

What Are Floods? - Causes, Types & Prevention

12. What Are Floods? - Causes, Types & Prevention

In this video lesson, you will study floods, their causes and their effects. You will learn to identify various methods that are used to prevent floods and explore how preventing natural flood cycles can lead to dangerous flood events.

Nuclear Winter: Definition & Theory

13. Nuclear Winter: Definition & Theory

In this lesson, we'll explore the concept of nuclear winter, and examine some of the environmental and societal catastrophes that would occur under such a scenario.

Stratus Clouds: Definition & Facts

14. Stratus Clouds: Definition & Facts

This lesson explores stratus clouds, one of the four main types of clouds. You will learn how to spot a stratus cloud in the sky and discover how and when they form.

What is Ice Wedging? - Definition & Examples

15. What is Ice Wedging? - Definition & Examples

This lesson describes ice wedging, how it happens, and why water's unique properties lead to this common form of weathering. After viewing this lesson, you may recognize many examples of ice wedging in your day-to-day life.

Wind Shear: Definition & Causes

16. Wind Shear: Definition & Causes

Sometimes when flying a plane, a pilot may encounter wind shear. What does it mean when a pilot faces this natural weather phenomenon? Discover what wind shear is and the factors that contribute to its formation.

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