Stormy Skies

Young meteorologists examine the four main types of weather fronts and how they appear on a weather map. Participants learn about the difference between the types of weather fronts along with their distinguishing features. A demonstration shows that air has mass that meteorologists can measure. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Divide the class into small groups and have them develop weather reports based upon actual weather maps
  • Create groups of four where each member researches one of the four front types and reports back to their group
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should have a basic understanding of air masses and pressure
  • The fifth part of a 12-part series
Pros

  • The resource provides an explanation of the symbols used in a weather map and associates them to the objectives of the lesson
  • Includes suggestions on extension activities
Cons

  • Does not provide much detail on how to present the information to the class
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