Happy Wednesday, Mighty Meteorologists!
Make sure your HOMEWORK is in a neat stack by the EDGE of your tables.
- Remember I will be staying afterschool TODAY for tutorials.
- YES, there are Saturday tutorials this week but I will NOT be here. You are still encouraged to attend!
- Are your Table of Contents updated? *hint hint*
- Please remember to keep your tables neat and organized!
Answer these questions on a POST IT.
You do NOT have to write the questions.
- How are these clouds alike? How are they different?
- How do clouds form?
- How are the water cycle, clouds, and weather related?
"What is WEATHER?"
Cornell Notes Time! Set it up!
Topic: 8.10B- Describing Weather
Essential Questions; What is weather? Which variables are used to describe weather? How does weather impact our lives?
Main Ideas Include:
- What is weather?
- Weather Variables (HINT: look at the bottom of page 442)
- Air Temperature
- Air Pressure
How do YOU prepare for weather each day?
What is weather?
It can change quickly or it can last for a few days.
Weather variables include: air temperature, air pressure, wind speed and direction, humidity, cloud coverage, and precipitation.
Vary with the time of day, season, location, and altitude.
Air pressure decreases as altitude increases (the higher you go, the lower the air pressure).
Wind direction is the direction from which the wind is blowing.
WEATHER versus CLIMATE
Weather Variable Notes Part II!
Weather Variables Part II!
These are the main ideas:
The Water Cycle
Weather Variables Part II
- The AMOUNT OF WATER VAPOR present in the air compared to the maximum amount of water vapor the air could contain at that temperature.
- Measured with a psychrometer
- Temperature determines relative humidity.
- The TEMPERATURE at which air is saturated and condensation can occur.
- When the temperature decreases, the air can hold less moisture.
- Water, in liquid or solid form, falling from the atmosphere
- Examples: rain, snow, sleet, and hail
The Water Cycle
- The series of natural processes by which water continually moves among oceans, land, and the atmosphere.
- Steps Include: Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation
Create a LEFT SIDE that
- Shows the difference between weather vs climate
- Draw and describe the water cycle.
- Identifies / Describes / OR Illustrates the different variables used to describe weather.