Unit Objectives

Name ___________________
1. The listed, CORRECTLY SPELLED vocabulary words will be used throughout this unit.
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
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
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
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
5. Demonstrate how the changes in the Earth’s positioning throughout the year affect
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.