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Ch 21: MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Weather

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Study weather, climate, and weather forecasting with the lessons offered in this chapter. Highlighting topics such as air masses and gradient forces, these lessons could help you prepare for related questions on the MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) examination.

MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) - Weather - Chapter Summary

Refresh your memory on weather and the factors that affect it in preparation for the MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) examination. These informative lessons look at the role that density, air pressure and temperature play in the weather and show you how they relate to one another. You'll explore weather fronts and adiabatic processes, as well as information on what you should and shouldn't do in the event of severe weather events, such as blizzards and thunderstorms. When you complete the chapter, you could be able to:

  • Distinguish between weather and climate
  • Discuss elements that affect the wind
  • Explore factors, such as different kinds of air masses and weather fronts, that contribute to variable weather conditions
  • Explain how the weather is predicted
  • Describe precautions and sheltering procedures one should take and follow during weather emergencies

Prepare for the MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) examination's weather-related questions by going through the text and video lessons at your leisure. Lessons can be accessed on any mobile device. Text transcripts are included for the video lessons. If you have any questions about the material, you can submit them through the Dashboard.

MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Weather - Chapter Objectives

The MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) examination has four subareas, each worth 25% of your overall score. In the Earth/Space Science subarea, you could be asked to apply your knowledge of weather, including the process of weather predicting and specific safety measures to be undertaken against dangerous weather. You could also be asked about atmospheric air movement and convection. You can complete the examination's 100 multiple-choice questions by computer or on paper. The computer-based examination must be completed in 2 hours and 30 minutes, but candidates who take the paper-based assessment have up to 4 hours and 30 minutes to finish.

7 Lessons in Chapter 21: MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Weather
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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.

Types of Air Masses & Their Effect on Weather

4. 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

5. 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.

Identifying & Describing Weather Forecasting Methods & Types

6. Identifying & Describing Weather Forecasting Methods & Types

Humans have been trying to predict the weather for a very, very long time. So, what methods have we come up with? In this lesson, we'll look at four different methods of weather forecasting and see how each is used to predict the future.

How to Prepare for Severe Weather

7. How to Prepare for Severe Weather

Severe whether isn't just inconvenient; it can be downright dangerous. Learn how to be prepared for thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and dangerous sun exposure. Check how prepared you are with a quiz.

Chapter Practice Exam
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