Ch 56: TExES Science 7-12: Weather & Storms

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Watch the informative video lessons in this TExES Science 7-12 study guide chapter to review various types of weather and storm patterns. Each lesson is followed by a brief quiz to help you assess your comprehension of the material.

TExES Science 7-12: Weather and Storms - Chapter Summary

Refresh your knowledge of weather-related concepts and storm formation patterns in these engaging video lessons. Our expert instructors have designed this chapter to include specific concepts you'll need to know for the TExES Science 7-12 exam. An easy-to-understand format is used to thoroughly explain topics that include:

  • Differences and effects of weather and climate
  • Forces that determine wind velocity and strength, including pressure gradient, friction, the Coriolis Effect and the general circulation of the atmosphere
  • Variables of weather such as air pressure, temperature and density and the effects of air masses and weather fronts on global weather
  • Causes and effects of various storms, including tornadoes, thunderstorms, cyclones, hurricanes and floods
  • Weather forecasting principles and techniques

After studying each lesson in this study guide chapter, be sure to utilize the lesson quizzes and comprehensive chapter exam to gauge your understanding of the concepts presented. Each lesson has direct links to specific topics and points within the videos so you can conveniently access only the topics you want to review. You can also use the quiz worksheets and full video transcripts with highlighted key words as additional study material to ensure you are adequately prepared for weather and storm-related questions on the TExES Science 7-12 exam.

11 Lessons in Chapter 56: TExES Science 7-12: Weather & Storms
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Factors That Affect Wind: Pressure Gradient Forces, Coriolis Effect & Friction

2. Factors That Affect Wind: Pressure Gradient Forces, Coriolis Effect & Friction

In this video lesson, you will learn about wind and some factors that affect it, such as air temperature and pressure, the Coriolis effect, and friction. By the end of this lesson, you will also understand how Earth's rotation plays a role in how winds travel.

Weather Variables: Air Pressure, Temperature & Density

3. 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.

The General Circulation of the Atmosphere

4. The General Circulation of the Atmosphere

The Sahara Desert, tropical rainforests, and cold polar winds are all due to Earth's rotation. In this video lesson, you will learn how this rotation has created global air circulation patterns on Earth and how it is responsible for such diverse climate patterns across the globe.

Air Masses and Weather Fronts

5. Air Masses and Weather Fronts

After completing this lesson, you will be able to explain what an air mass is, and how the movement of weather fronts leads to weather patterns you see every day. A short quiz will follow.

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

6. 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.

What Are Thunderstorms? - Definition, Types & Formation

7. 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 Cyclones? - Types, Causes & Effects

8. What Are Cyclones? - Types, Causes & Effects

The word cyclone refers to many different types of storms. In this video lesson you will learn about how cyclones form, what makes each type different, and what their effects are on both people and the environment.

Hurricanes: Types, Formation, Causes & Effects

9. 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.

What Are Floods? - Causes, Types & Prevention

10. What Are Floods? - Causes, Types & Prevention

In this video lesson, you will study floods, their causes and their effects. You will learn to identify various methods that are used to prevent floods and explore how preventing natural flood cycles can lead to dangerous flood events.

Methods & Principles of Weather Forecasting

11. Methods & Principles of Weather Forecasting

Knowing what the weather is going to be like is very helpful. But how do we know? Learn what methods and principles do meteorologists use to forecast the weather. Take a quiz to see what you know

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