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Ch 72: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Weather & Climate

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Review weather and climate principles in preparation for the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 exam with this study guide chapter. Self-assess your understanding of the material with brief lesson quizzes and the chapter exam.

TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Weather & Climate - Chapter Summary

In this TExES Core Subjects 4-8 study guide chapter, you'll explore the relationship between weather and climate and the different ways various types of weather change atmospheric conditions. The interactive and engaging format of these lessons will refresh your knowledge of these concepts as you prepare for the exam. Some of the key principles detailed in these lessons include:

  • Differences between weather and climate
  • Factors that influence the atmospheric cycle
  • Geographical variances of the four seasons
  • Types of air masses and the kinds of weather fronts they create
  • Tools, maps and symbols used to analyze weather

Complete each lesson at your own pace, taking advantage of the lesson quizzes and chapter exam to encourage retention of the information. These assessment tools can also help you identify any topics you may want to review. You can use the timeline in the video lessons to refer back to specific topics or click on the direct links within the quizzes. Track your progression through the course using the dashboard feature, where you can also ask expert instructors any questions related to the chapter.

6 Lessons in Chapter 72: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: 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.

Temperature, Clouds, Wind & Humidity on the Atmospheric Cycle

2. 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.

Geography of the Four Seasons

3. Geography of the Four Seasons

This lesson will explain how the earth's axis and rotation affect seasons. In doing this, it will also highlight the concept of the summer and winter solstices, as well as how seasons vary around the globe.

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.

Symbols & Maps Used to Analyze Weather

6. Symbols & Maps Used to Analyze Weather

In this lesson, you'll find out why we analyze the weather and learn the symbols we use to represent every possible weather condition. We'll talk about the station model, surface weather maps, and other air charts. See how well you work with symbols by taking a quiz.

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