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 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

2. 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 Thunderstorms? - Definition, Types & Formation

3. 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 Tornadoes? - Definition, Causes & The Enhanced Fujita Scale

4. 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.

Hurricanes: Types, Formation, Causes & Effects

5. 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.

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