Ch 52: CEOE Middle Level Science: Weather & Climate

About This Chapter

Watch the video lessons in this chapter and refresh your understanding of weather and climate, which is a part of the CEOE Middle Level Science exam. In addition, you will also review information about fronts and solar energy.

CEOE Middle Level Science: Weather & Climate- Chapter Summary

Prepare for weather and climate questions that appear of the CEOE Middle Level Science test with the chapter's video lessons. Topics that will be discussed includes:

  • Weather vs. climate
  • Atmospheric cycle
  • Weather variables such as air pressure
  • Atmospheric pressure
  • Effects on wind
  • Air masses
  • Isobar
  • Weather fronts
  • Solar energy
  • El Nino vs. La Nina

To make sure you are prepared to answer weather and climate questions on the CEOE Middle Level Science exam, the chapter contains engaging and fun video lessons. There is also a timeline that features video tags so you can skip around the lesson if you need to review specific topics. You can also use the self-checking quizzes so you can ensure your understanding of every lesson.

CEOE Middle Level Science: Weather & Climate Chapter Objectives

A portion of the CEOE Middle Level Science exam will cover weather and climate questions. There are four subareas that make up the entire exam. The specific competency that this chapter covers is competency 0018, which is found under the fourth subarea of the exam, Earth and Space Science. This subarea accounts for 19% of the test's scoring. Most of the questions on this exam are multiple-choice questions, except for one constructed-response question.

11 Lessons in Chapter 52: CEOE Middle Level Science: Weather & Climate
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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.

The General Circulation of the Atmosphere

2. 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.

Temperature, Clouds, Wind & Humidity on the Atmospheric Cycle

3. Temperature, Clouds, Wind & Humidity on the Atmospheric Cycle

Weather is the current state of the atmosphere and is determined by factors like temperature, pressure and humidity. These factors that cause periodic changes in the Earth's air masses are explored in this lesson.

Weather Variables: Air Pressure, Temperature & Density

4. 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.

Atmospheric Pressure: Definition & Effects

5. Atmospheric Pressure: Definition & Effects

Atmospheric pressure is around us all of the time. The air you are breathing has weight, and although it doesn't weigh a lot, there is a lot of it around. This lesson will cover atmospheric pressure and its effects.

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

6. 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.

Types of Air Masses & Their Effect on Weather

7. 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.

What is an Isobar? - Definition & Examples

8. What is an Isobar? - Definition & Examples

Learn the definition of an isobar, then explore the way in which they are applied on a map and what they show. After completing the lesson, you'll understand why isobars are useful tools for predicting weather.

Understanding Weather Fronts: Types & Their Effect on Weather

9. 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.

Solar Energy: Effects on Earth's Temperature

10. Solar Energy: Effects on Earth's Temperature

In this video lesson, learn about solar energy and how it affects temperatures on Earth. You will also learn what causes changes in day length and why some parts of Earth experience seasonal differences throughout the year.

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.

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