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Ch 16: ScienceSaurus Student Handbook Grades 6-8: Meteorology

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The Meteorology chapter of this ScienceSaurus Student Handbook Grades 6-8 Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with meteorology. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Meteorology textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the ScienceSaurus Meteorology chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the meteorology 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:

  • Atmospheric structure
  • The water cycle
  • Global wind patterns
  • Types of weather
  • How weather is different from climate
  • Weather fronts
  • Facts about clouds
  • Major weather variables
  • Climate classifications
  • El Nino

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11 Lessons in Chapter 16: ScienceSaurus Student Handbook Grades 6-8: Meteorology
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The Structure of the Atmosphere

1. The Structure of the Atmosphere

If you've ever climbed a mountain or been to the beach, you know that the atmosphere is different at different levels. This lesson explains how the structure of the atmosphere is really like a layer cake.

The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Condensation, and Evaporation

2. The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Condensation, and Evaporation

This lesson discusses the processes water takes as it moves around the Earth in the water cycle. You'll get an in-depth look at condensation, precipitation, and evaporation.

The Global Wind Patterns of the Three Wind Belts

3. The Global Wind Patterns of the Three Wind Belts

You are familiar with wind, but did you know there are different wind belts depending on where you are on the earth? This lesson will examine the three main wind belts: polar easterlies, tropical easterlies and prevailing westerlies.

Weather: Definition & Types

4. Weather: Definition & Types

Talk about weather is everywhere: on the news, in the papers, and in almost every conversation. What causes it all, though? In this lesson, we will define weather, take a look at the different types, and learn what causes weather changes to take place.

Weather vs. Climate: Definition, Differences & Effects

5. 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.

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 Clouds? - Types & Facts

7. What are Clouds? - Types & Facts

In this lesson we will go over the different types of clouds and with what type of weather they are associated. You can also test your knowledge after with a quiz.

Weather Variables: Air Pressure, Temperature & Density

8. 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.

Temperature, Clouds, Wind & Humidity on the Atmospheric Cycle

9. 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.

Climate Classifications & Their Global Distribution

10. Climate Classifications & Their Global Distribution

Earth has many climates, but we can categorize them based on common characteristics. In this video lesson you will identify the 5 major climate classifications on Earth, as well as where on Earth these climates are found.

The Pacific Decadal Oscillation & El Nino

11. The Pacific Decadal Oscillation & El Nino

Understanding the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, or the PDO, and El Niño allows scientists to better understand weather phenomenon. This lesson explores the PDO, as well as its similarities with El Niño and La Niña.

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