Ch 59: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Weather & Climate

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This chapter offers an in-depth guide to weather and climate that will prepare you for questions on the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 examination. Strengthen your knowledge of the subject area with instructional videos and quizzes that test what you know.

TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Weather & Climate - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, we provide information on weather and climate for you to review in preparation for the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 examination. The lessons focus on topics that can ensure you're able to:

  • Define and differentiate between weather and climate
  • Discuss effect of temperature, clouds, wind and humidity on the atmospheric cycle
  • Explain geography of the four seasons
  • Identify types of air masses and their impact weather
  • List types of weather fronts and describe their effect on weather
  • Describe symbols and maps used to analyze weather

Lessons in this chapter give you a review of everything from elements of weather to accurate analyses of weather patterns. Covering these topics in your preparation can ensure that you have a firm grasp of topics you could see on the exam. Quizzes are also available to test your knowledge and make sure that you are comfortable with the exam's format before you head to the testing center. Any questions you have about lesson topics can be submitted to our experts.

6 Lessons in Chapter 59: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: 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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