Mr. Z's Daily Internet Homework                                

 
The Three Spheres:  Litho, Hydro, Atmos (Key Ideas #2.1 & 2.2)                               
 
 
Weather Page     Unit Worksheets    (htm)

 

What is the Water Cycle?     Lesson Presentation    Water Cycle Animation   Animation #2

  1. What is transpiration?
  2. What is condensation?
  3. What is precipitation?
  4. Describe Run-off
  5. What is water infiltration?
  6. Where does most evaporation occur?

Water Cycle Quiz #1            Water Cycle Quiz #2

 

What makes up the atmosphere?    Lesson Presentation

The Precious Earth DBQ           The Precious Earth Questions

Movie #1        Movie #2

1. What force is responsible for holding the atmosphere on Earth?

2. What are the gasses that make up air?

3. Name the first four layers of the atmosphere

4. What causes winds?

5. Which layer of the atmosphere is the most dense?

Weather Worksheet Page

 

What is an Air Mass?

Read the following article titled "Air Mass Reading".  Then complete the worksheet below.

Air Mass Reading.doc   or   Air Mass Reading.htm

Air Mass Worksheet Page

 

What is a "Weather Front"?  Lesson Presentation      (Cold Front & Warm Front Demo)

Read the following article titled "Weather Front Reading".  Then complete the worksheet below using both the "Weather Front Reading" and the "Air Mass Reading".

Weather Front Reading.doc   or    (Weather Front Reading.htm)

Questions Sheet Masses and Fronts.doc    or   (Questions Sheet  Masses and Fronts.htm)

 

What are Hurricane & Tornadoes & El Nino?   Lesson Presentation

Tornadoes Demo             El Nino &  Nina Demo             Hurricanes Demo

 

How do we get Clean Water?

How to Build Your Own Aquifer        How Water is Purified

Game: Water Word Scramble            Game: How Much Water to We Use

 

How is the environment of the atmosphere changing?

Three Atmospheric Issues

Greenhouse Demo

 

What are clouds and precipitation?

Read the following article titled "Cloud & Precipitation Reading".  Then complete the worksheet below.

Clouds & Precipitation Reading  or  (Clouds and Precipitation Reading.htm)

Clouds and Precipitation Questions  or  (Clouds and Precipitation Questions.htm)

Explanation of Dew Point

 

 

Review and Going Further:

Air Masses and Storms Multiple Choice Quiz (really hard!)

Game: Water Multiple Choice Quiz   (great for a quiz)

Final Review Worksheet

Global Winds Animation

Global Winds Animation 2

 

WEATHER:

 

Key Idea 2:  Many of the phenomena that we observe on Earth involve interactions among components of air, water, and land.

 

 

Performance Indicator 2.2 : Describe… the …weather and climate changes.

 

 Major Understandings:

 

2.2i Weather describes the conditions of the atmosphere at a given location for a short period of time.

 2.2j Climate is the characteristic weather that prevails from season to season and year to year.

 2.2k The uneven heating of Earth’s surface is the cause of weather.

 2.2l Air masses form when air remains nearly stationary over a large section of Earth’s surface and takes on the conditions of temperature and humidity from that location. Weather conditions at a location are determined primarily by temperature, humidity, and pressure of air masses over that location.

 2.2m Most local weather condition changes are caused by movement of air masses.

 2.2n The movement of air masses is determined by prevailing winds and upper air currents.

 2.2o Fronts are boundaries between air masses. Precipitation is likely to occur at these boundaries.

 2.2p High-pressure systems generally bring fair weather. Low-pressure systems usually bring cloudy, unstable conditions. The general movement of highs and lows is from west to east across the United States.

  2.2q Hazardous weather conditions include thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, ice storms, and blizzards. Humans can prepare for and respond to these conditions if given sufficient warning.

 2.2r Substances enter the atmosphere naturally and from human activity. Some of these substances include dust from volcanic eruptions and greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, and water vapor. These substances can affect weather, climate, and living things.

Vocabulary:

 

 

2.2

n

 

air current

2.2

r

24

atmospheric substances

2.2

g

 

blizzards

2.2

o

23

boundaries

2.2

r

 

carbon dioxide

2.2

d

 

evidence

2.2

e

 

float

2.2

 

 

fronts

2.2

r

 

greenhouse gases

2.2

g

 

hurricanes

2.2

o

 

precipitation

2.2

n

 

prevailing winds

2.2

r

 

water vapor

2.2

j

23

climate

2.2

 

 

convection cells

2.2

d

 

correlations

2.2

c

 

displaced

2.2

g

 

ice storm

2.2

r

 

methane

2.2

g

 

thunderstorms

2.2

g

 

tornadoes

2.2

b

 

vibrational disturbances

2.2

i

23

Weather

2.2

k

23

Weather

2.2

p

 

high

2.2

p

23

high pressure systems

2.2

p

 

low

2.2

p

23

low pressure systems

2.2

q

24

hazardous weather

2.2

 

23

air masses

2.2

 

 

humidity

2.2

 

 

pressure

2.2

 

 

stationary