8.10B- Weather!

Happy Wednesday, Mighty Meteorologists!



Make sure your HOMEWORK is in a neat stack by the EDGE of your tables.

"What are we doing today, Ms. CJ?"

Well, since you asked... :-)

  • Do Now- Check!
  • Cloud Analysis
  • Weather Tools Gallery Walk
  • Weather vs Climate
  • Notes Part II
  • Notebooking
  • Exit Ticket


  • 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!
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Cloud Analysis

Observe the picture that I have projected onto the board.

Answer these questions on a POST IT.

You do NOT have to write the questions.

  1. How are these clouds alike? How are they different?
  2. How do clouds form?
  3. How are the water cycle, clouds, and weather related?

Time for a GALLERY WALK!

Grab the foldable sheets with weather tools.

Set them up on INB page 217.

Hint: It might fit better if you glue them on sideways.

You have 5 minutes to set them up.


Please go to TEXTBOOK pg 439 and rip it out.

Read the prompt and let me know which student you agree with and WHY.

This is a SILENT and INDEPENDENT activity.

Don't forget to add your name!

Mini Lab: Can you make clouds in a bag?

Go to textbook page 441 but do NOT rip it out.

Read through the procedures.

Work on the mini-lab with your people.

You have 10 minutes.

"What is WEATHER?"

Cornell Notes Time! Set it up!

INB page 213.

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
  • Wind
  • Humidity

How do YOU prepare for weather each day?

Answer the prompt on page 442 in a complete sentence.

What is weather?

Weather is the atmospheric conditions, along with short-term changes, of a certain place at a certain time.

It can change quickly or it can last for a few days.

Weather Variables

They are different components used to describe weather.

Weather variables include: air temperature, air pressure, wind speed and direction, humidity, cloud coverage, and precipitation.

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Air Temperature

The measure of the average kinetic energy of molecules in the air.

Vary with the time of day, season, location, and altitude.

Air Pressure

Air Pressure is the force that a column of air applies on the air or a surface below it.

Air pressure decreases as altitude increases (the higher you go, the lower the air pressure).

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Wind is air moving from areas of high pressure to low pressure.

Wind direction is the direction from which the wind is blowing.


Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air. "sticky"
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Climate & Weather

Weather Variable Notes Part II!

Weather Variables Part II!

INB page 215

These are the main ideas:

Relative Humidity

Dew Point


The Water Cycle

Weather Variables Part II

Relative Humidity

  • 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.
**DO NOT WRITE THIS**--> Think about a sponge absorbing water. Eventually, there is time when it cannot absorb any more water. That is relative humidity.

Dew Point

  • 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

Notebooking Time!

INB page 214

Create a LEFT SIDE that

  1. Shows the difference between weather vs climate
  2. Draw and describe the water cycle.
  3. Identifies / Describes / OR Illustrates the different variables used to describe weather.

Exit Ticket

Go to the Lesson 11.1 review on textbook page 448.

It needs to be a solid, juicy PARAGRAPH.