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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
|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 Anticyclones||This 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 & Formation||Instructors define what a thunderstorm is and give an overview of how they are formed.|
|Air Mass Thunderstorms: Characteristics & Stages||Lesson defines air mass thunderstorms and how to identify them, as well as the different phases of these thunderstorms.|
|Multicell & Supercell Thunderstorms: Characteristics & Types||Videos present the features of multicell and supercell thunderstorms, as well as the different forms of these thunderstorms.|
|Storm Types: Downbursts, Derechos, Microbursts & Haboobs||Instructors identify and explain various storms, which include downbursts, derechos, microbursts, and haboobs.|
|Geographical & Temporal Distributions of Thunderstorms||Students explore the allocation of thunderstorms throughout the world.|
|What Are Tornadoes?-Definition, Causes & The Enhanced Fujita Scale||Videos demonstrate how tornadoes are created and the role of the Enhanced Fujita Scale.|
|Hurricanes: Types, Formation, Causes & Effects||Lesson focuses on explaining how hurricanes are created.|
|Forecasting Hurricanes & Creating Advisories||Instructors teach students about the practice of forecasting hurricanes and issuing advisories.|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the Geography: Middle School course
- Introduction to Geography
- Tools Used in Geography
- Earth's Spheres and Internal Structure
- Plate Tectonics
- Minerals and Rocks
- Weathering and Erosion
- Rock Deformation and Mountain Building
- Ground Water
- Running Bodies of Water
- The Earth-Sun Relationship
- Solar Radiation & Energy
- Global Temperature Patterns & The Atmosphere
- Atmospheric Pressure and Wind
- Atmospheric, Weather & Wind Patterns
- Atmospheric Moisture, Precipitation & Clouds
- Geomorphology of Arid Regions
- Oceans & Coasts
- Geologic Time
- The Origin and Dispersal of Humans and Culture
- The Impact of Geography on Language & Culture
- The Environment & Human Populations
- The Domestication of Plants & Animals
- The Global Distribution & Characteristics of Soil
- Geography of Land Resources
- Human Movement & Spatial Processes
- Types of Human Settlements
- Ethnicity & Geography
- Modern Economic Systems
- The Economy & Geography
- Political Geography
- Impact of Humans on the Environment
- Renewable Resources
- Nonrenewable Resources
- Environmental Sustainability
- Food and Agriculture
- Solid and Hazardous Waste
- Environmental Risk Analysis
- Ethical and Political Processes of the Environment
- Understanding Geography Using Maps
- The Impact of Religion on Geography
- Early Human Civilizations
- World Conflicts & Geography
- Geography of North America
- Geography of the U.S.
- Geography of Canada
- Geography of the Caribbean & Central & South America
- Geography of Europe
- Geography of Africa & the Middle East
- Geography of South Asia
- Geography of China, Japan & the Koreas
- Geography of Russia & Central Asia
- Geography of Australia & the Pacific Islands