Ch 18: Weather Events

About This Chapter

This chapter on weather events will give your middle school students an overview of the various kinds of weather events that happen on a regular basis. Each video lesson includes a full video transcript, which allows students to read what they are watching and keep notes.

Weather Events-Chapter Summary

These video lessons can be used to support what your students have already been learning about weather conditions in the classroom. Each lesson is led by one of our subject matter experts. Some of the topics that students will learn about include cyclones, air movement patterns, lightning, tornadoes, and hurricanes.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

LessonObjective
What Are Cyclones?-Types, Causes & Effects Students learn the different types of cyclones and what causes them.
The Polar Front Theory of Cyclogenesis This lesson explains the polar front theory of cyclogenesis and the lifecycle of a cyclone.
Air Movement Patterns & Their Effects on Cyclones Students identify how air movement patterns effect cyclones.
The Characteristics & Formation of AnticyclonesThis lesson teaches students the meaning of anticyclones, their features, and how they are created.
The Processes that Form Lightning Students will learn the definition of lightning, its different forms, and the manner in which lightning is produced.
What Are Thunderstorms?-Definition, Types & FormationInstructors define what a thunderstorm is and give an overview of how they are formed.
Air Mass Thunderstorms: Characteristics & StagesLesson defines air mass thunderstorms and how to identify them, as well as the different phases of these thunderstorms.
Multicell & Supercell Thunderstorms: Characteristics & TypesVideos present the features of multicell and supercell thunderstorms, as well as the different forms of these thunderstorms.
Storm Types: Downbursts, Derechos, Microbursts & HaboobsInstructors identify and explain various storms, which include downbursts, derechos, microbursts, and haboobs.
Geographical & Temporal Distributions of ThunderstormsStudents explore the allocation of thunderstorms throughout the world.
What Are Tornadoes?-Definition, Causes & The Enhanced Fujita ScaleVideos demonstrate how tornadoes are created and the role of the Enhanced Fujita Scale.
Hurricanes: Types, Formation, Causes & EffectsLesson focuses on explaining how hurricanes are created.
Forecasting Hurricanes & Creating AdvisoriesInstructors teach students about the practice of forecasting hurricanes and issuing advisories.

13 Lessons in Chapter 18: Weather Events
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What Are Cyclones? - Types, Causes & Effects

1. 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.

The Polar Front Theory of Cyclogenesis

2. The Polar Front Theory of Cyclogenesis

Learn about The Polar Front Theory of Cyclogenesis. Understand the different stages in midlatitude cyclone development, and the characteristics of cyclones around the planet.

Air Movement Patterns & Their Effects on Cyclones

3. Air Movement Patterns & Their Effects on Cyclones

Understand air flow patterns of the midlatitudes in the upper troposphere. Learn about how these air flow patterns affect the development and movement of cyclones on the surface.

The Characteristics & Formation of Anticyclones

4. The Characteristics & Formation of Anticyclones

Understand what anticyclones are and the different factors involved in their formation. Learn about their characteristics and the type of weather that develops with anticyclones.

The Processes that Form Lightning

5. The Processes that Form Lightning

Understand how lightning is formed within a thunderstorm and the different stages involved in development. Learn about different types of lightning in thunderstorms and some not associated with storms.

What Are Thunderstorms? - Definition, Types & Formation

6. 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.

Air Mass Thunderstorms: Characteristics & Stages

7. Air Mass Thunderstorms: Characteristics & Stages

Learn how an air mass thunderstorm is different from other types of storms. Understand the different stages in their development and the process of formation.

Multicell & Supercell Thunderstorms: Characteristics & Types

8. Multicell & Supercell Thunderstorms: Characteristics & Types

In this lesson, you will learn about severe thunderstorms known as multicell and supercell storms. You will also gain an understanding of the characteristics of the different types of severe storms and their development.

Storm Types: Downbursts, Derechos, Microbursts & Haboobs

9. Storm Types: Downbursts, Derechos, Microbursts & Haboobs

There are several types of phenomena that can occur with severe thunderstorms. Learn about the different types, how they develop and the damage that they can cause.

Geographical & Temporal Distributions of Thunderstorms

10. Geographical & Temporal Distributions of Thunderstorms

Learn about the factors and mechanisms necessary for thunderstorm development. Understand where storms are likely to be found on Earth and when they are most likely to occur.

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

11. 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

12. 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.

Forecasting Hurricanes & Creating Advisories

13. Forecasting Hurricanes & Creating Advisories

Understand the severity of hurricanes and how they develop. Learn how scientists are able to gather data on, track, predict, and categorize hurricanes. Know how hurricane advisory systems work.

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