Forecasting Weather Page 1: In this lesson I will explore ________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ Page 2: How do you think meteorologists can forecast, or predict, the weather? ___________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ Page 3: What do weather maps show us? ___________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ Type of Weather Map Description Surface air pressure map Surface temperature map Surface precipitation map Satellite maps Page 4: A front is _______________________________________________________________ Name of front Characteristics Page 6: Make a plan (type in the box AND write below): How will you determine today’s weather and tomorrow’s forecast? (Check your plan) Page 7: Do It (type in box AND write below): Weather Data Today’s Conditions Tomorrow’s Conditions City Near or approaching fronts Temperature Precipitation Page 8: Analyze Your Results: How did the weather maps help you observe and predict weather patters?_______________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ Look closely at your weather table. What kind of weather is associated with fronts? _________ _____________________________________________________________________________ How can this observation help you forecast weather? _________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ Page 9: Evaluate Your Conclusion: How does your conclusion compare to how scientists explain this? You can revise your conclusion now. ____________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ Page 10: Take it Further: Drag each ion into the correct position on the weather map then draw them in here. Page 11: Summarize what you have learned today!