Name ___________________ WEATHER UNIT OBJECTIVES: 1. The listed, CORRECTLY SPELLED vocabulary words will be used throughout this unit. LIST A 1. Air 2. Atmosphere 3. Pressure 4. Air Pressure 5. Altitude 6. Density 7. Weather Balloon 8. Precipitation 9. Infrared Satellite 10. Visible Satellite 11. Condensation 12. Evaporation LIST B 13. Wind 14. Wind Chill 15. Clouds 16. Cumulus 17. Stratus 18. Cirrus 19. Radiation 20. Conduction 21. Convection 22. Dew Point 23. Humidity 24. Relative Humidity LIST C 25. Fronts 26. Air masses 27. Thunderstorm 28. Thunder & Lightning 29. Tornado 30. Watch vs. Warning 31. Hurricane 32. Storm Surge 33. Solstice 34. Equinox 35. Climate 36. Climate Change 2. Identify the gases of the atmosphere, the properties of air, and the layers of the atmosphere. 3. Investigate pressure, identify how increasing altitude affects air pressure and density, and name the instrument used to measure air pressure. 4. Show how water cycles from the atmosphere, to the surface, and back to the atmosphere. 5. Demonstrate how the changes in the Earth’s positioning throughout the year affect weather. 6. Describe what happens to the energy of the sun when it reaches Earth, and describe the three forms of heat transfer. 7. Explain wind and understand the processes that influence the wind. 8. Explain how clouds form and how clouds are identified. 9. Describe how relative humidity is measured and how it differs from humidity. 10. Investigate weather satellites and the importance of this technology. 11. Identify the major types of air masses that affect the weather of North America. 12. Name and describe the main types of weather fronts. 13. List the main kinds of storms and explain how they form. 14. Describe the types of information on weather maps. 15. Distinguish between local winds and global winds. 16. Explain the reason for the seasons and identify the solar changes that are responsible for the changing of the seasons. 17. Describe the different types of climate regions. 18. Discover what is meant by the term climate change.