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Ch 20: Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 20: Weather Patterns and Severe Storms

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The Weather Patterns and Severe Storms chapter of this Prentice Hall Earth Science Textbook Companion Course presents students with essential earth science lessons on weather patterns and severe storms. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Weather Patterns and Severe Storms textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in Prentice Hall Earth Science Weather Patterns and Severe Storms chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the weather patterns and severe storms topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Types of air masses and their effect on weather
  • Types of weather fronts and their effect on weather
  • Thunderstorms
  • Tornadoes
  • Hurricanes

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5 Lessons in Chapter 20: Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 20: Weather Patterns and Severe Storms
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Types of Air Masses & Their Effect on Weather

1. 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.

Understanding Weather Fronts: Types & Their Effect on Weather

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

A weather front is the boundary or transition zone between two air masses that have different characteristics. Learn about the definition and types of weather fronts, discover how fronts affect weather, and find out the type of weather associated with every type of front.

What Are Thunderstorms? - Definition, Types & Formation

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

A thunderstorm is categorized as a heavy rainstorm that includes thunder and lightning. Learn more about thunderstorms, how they form, and where thunder and lightning come from.

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

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

Tornadoes are dangerous spinning funnel clouds with wind speeds that can reach 300 mph, and they affect millions of people every year. Learn about the definition/causes of tornadoes and how scientists classify tornadoes using the Enhanced Fujita Scale.

Hurricanes: Types, Formation, Causes & Effects

5. Hurricanes: Types, Formation, Causes & Effects

A hurricane is a dangerous spinning tropical storm that affects millions of people every year and is commonly characterized by wind speeds in excess of 74 mph. Learn about the causes, effects, types, and formation of hurricanes.

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