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Transcript
Why Sky
Watch?
Click on the meteorologist
Audience of learners:
*K-3 Science class in a
suburban setting
*Weather Unit/Physical
Science
*The focus is on: Weather
components and clouds
*Simplify & extend
concepts on weather
*This project will serve as:
reinforcement for
calendar, astronomy, and
physical science
concepts.
Check out our
school’s website!
• The learner will identify elements in the sky
(their position, shape, and change of
matter) to predict weather conditions.
• The learner will utilize their appropriate
senses in describing weather conditions.
• Generate questions
based on these senses.
The science of the atmosphere, of
weather and weather conditions.
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Air Masses
Wind
Precipitation
Cloud Cover
To track the weather look below and find, weather words & pictures to keep in mind.
Moist,
warm
air
An air mass is a huge body of air that
can form over land or water.
Air over Water = Moist, warm air
Air over Land = Cold, dry air
Warm Front
1) Warm air pushes cold away
Warm Front 
Cold, dry
air
Cold Front
2) Cold air rises beneath the
warm air
 Cold Front
Tell me
more.
Wind is moving air.
The force and direction of the wind gives us a
better indication of weather conditions
outside.
By knowing how strong and in what direction
the wind moves, we can often classify the type
of wind as a breeze, a gale, a storm, tornado,
or a hurricane.
Go on a windy day adventure! Can you feel the
push of the wind pulling you in a particular
direction? Wind can be very powerful and can
work to make storms even stronger.
Show me
more.
Precipitation is a deposit on the earth
of hail, mist, rain, sleet, or snow; also,
the quantity of water deposited.
The type of precipitation that falls from
the air is dependant on the temperature
of the air the water falls through.
Air (High Temperature)  Rain
Air (Very Low Temperature)  Snow
Air (Passing Through Layers of
Temperatures)  Melted Rain, Sleet,
Hail
•
Any visible mass of water droplets, ice
crystals, or a mixture of the two that is
suspended in the air, usually at a
considerable height.
•
Clouds are defined by their appearance.
How do the appearance of clouds affect
weather forecasts?
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•
Clouds create lower temperatures during
the day if the clouds are thick and
widespread enough to block heat from
the sun.
Clouds create higher temperatures during
the day if the clouds are thin and the sun
is able to provide heat.
Practice
Meteorologist
Skills
Which of the following
represents precipitation?
A) SNOW
B) WIND
C) CLOUDS
• Weather term was not
identified correctly.
Let’s
Review!
Try again
• Weather term was
correctly identified.
Which of the following
represents air masses?
A) Breeze
B) Cold Front
C) Mist
• Weather term was not
identified correctly.
Let’s
Review!
Try again
• Weather term was
correctly identified.
Which of the following
represents cloud cover change?
A) Thin
B) Thick and
Widespread
C) Damp
Further
Explore Cloud
Cover
• Weather term was not
identified correctly.
Let’s
Review!
Try again
• Weather term was
correctly identified.
Ready for
the
Meteorology
Exam!
Compare weather to sky and cloud colors. For example, under what
weather conditions is the sky the brightest blue? the darkest
gray? What is the most frequently observed cloud color just
before it starts to rain? snow?
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•
•
Does the sky/cloud color(s) change during the day?
Does the sky/cloud color change from season to season?
Does the sky/cloud color(s) change from one part of the sky to
another?
Return to
Types of
Cloud
Ready for
the
meteorology
exam!
Outside the ground is damp, and wet
droplets are falling from the air. It is…
A) Windy
B) Foggy
C) Rainy
• Your prediction is incorrect.
Let’s
Review!
Try
again
• Your weather skills are on track.
Way to be a great meteorologist!
Outside the clouds are widespread and
thick. The temperature during the day
will be…
A) Warmer
B) Cooler
C) Extremely Hot
• Your prediction is incorrect.
Let’s
Review!
Try again!
• Your weather skills are on track.
Way to be a great meteorologist!
When warm air pushes cold air away, the
weather can be described as…
A) No Front
B) Warm Front
C) Cold Front
• Your prediction is incorrect.
Let’s
Review!
Try again!
• Your weather skills are on track.
Way to be a great meteorologist!
Which is a deposit on the earth of hail,
mist, rain, sleet, or snow?
A) Wind (Force and Direction)
B) Cloud Cover
C) Precipitation
• Your prediction is incorrect.
Let’s
Review!
Try again!
• Your weather skills are on track.
Way to be a great meteorologist!
When air masses move over land, the air
can be described as…
A) Cold, dry air
B) Warm, moist air
C) Cold, moist air
• Your prediction is incorrect.
Let’s
Review!
Try again!
• Your weather skills are on track.
Way to be a great meteorologist!
Strong moving air that contributes to the
intensity of a storm is …
A) Pressure
B) Wind
C) Precipitation
• Your prediction is incorrect.
Let’s
Review!
Try again!
• Your weather skills are on track.
Way to be a great meteorologist!
A breeze, gale, storm, tornado, and
hurricane can all be ways to describe
this weather term…
A) Wind (Force and Direction)
B) Precipitation
C) Air Mass
• Your prediction is incorrect.
Let’s
Review!
Try again!
• Your weather skills are on track.
Way to be a great meteorologist!
A cold front occurs when… ____ air rises
beneath ____ air.
A) cold, warm
B) warm, cold
C) none of the above
• Your prediction is incorrect.
Let’s
Review!
Try again!
• Your weather skills are on track.
Way to be a great meteorologist!
• R-e-v-i-e-w, It’s time to review!
• The slides that follow will help
summarize the content presented
through the Sky Watch: Weather
presentation tool.
Retry the
Exam
Tell me
more.
• Weather components include but are
not limited to…
Air Masses
Wind (force
and direction)
Precipitation
Cloud Cover
Air
Mass
Wind
An Air Mass is a huge body of air that can form over land or water.
Air movement can result in warm or cold fronts.
• Wind is moving air.
• There are differing degrees of wind (force and direction).
• Precipitation is any form of water that comes out of the
Precipi- atmosphere to the ground.
• These include: rain, snow, sleet, and hail.
tation
Cloud
Cover
• Clouds can take on differing appearances.
• Clouds form as air rises, expands, and cools.
If you are still wondering about how weather
works, visit these links for additional
information.
http://skydiary.com/kids/
http://www.scholastic.com/kids/weather/
http://eo.ucar.edu/webweather/
http://www.jaydax.co.uk/showcase/tunnel/t
ornado/tornado.html
Be a
meteorologist
Go and explore at the URL:
http://www.theweatherchannelkids.com/
• List responsibilities of a meteorologist.
• Click on the Houghton Mifflin graphic
below to complete the task of a
meteorologist.