Archive for February, 2011

  1. Warm Up – Page 162: Choose one of the following and answer in your notebook. 1. Summarize the three types of fronts. 2. You are charged with studying the effects of air masses and fronts. How would you do it? 3. Which type of front do you think is the most destructive and why? 4. Imagine you live in a world with only two types of air masses. How would that effect fronts?
  2. Discussed occluded fronts and took some notes.
  3. Modeled cold fronts, warm fronts, and stationary fronts with play-doh.
  4. Discussed ways meteorologists create forecasts and brainstormed ways weather information is collected.
  5. Quiz on air masses and fronts.

Homework: Continue to work on your weather journal

  1. Warm Up – Page 160: What types of air masses interacted to cause the snowstorm last month that caused us to be out of school for a week?
  2. Reviewed air masses.
  3. Completed fronts notes.

Homework: Weather journal

1.  Read the information about fronts on the following sites and watch the front animations., and

2.  Use the following flash card game to review air masses and fronts.

3.  Read the information regarding precipitaion development along fronts.  Create a blog that explains how precipitation forms along warm and cold fronts.  Use the information and the animations on the following site.

4.  Play the basketball review game for air masses.

  1. Reviewed Weather Journal and data from yesterday.
  2. Complete air masses foldable (first period) and Air masses activity (2nd period). Checked air masses activity (sixth and seventh periods). Remember, the air masses activity should be colored on the map, and your answers should be on page 157 in your notebook.
  3. Introduced our air masses and fronts notes (goes on page 158 in your noteboook) with slideshow (see below)

Homework: Work on your Weather Journal data for today.

  1. Warm up – page 156: Which of the following is not a type of condensation? a. fog, b. cloud, c. snow, d. dew
  2. Assigned Weather Journal Project. Remember, you will need to compete this each day for two weeks. At the end of the two weeks, we will be completing some questions based on the data. All of this together is a test grade.
  3. Introduction to air masses.
  4. Air masses foldable (first period). Air masses activity (second, sixth, and seventh periods).

Homework: Begin weather journal (all), complete air masses activity (sixth and seventh periods only).

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  1. Warm Up – Page 154: What types of precipitation do we have locally, and what time of year do you find each type?
  2. Types of precipitation graphic organizer.
  3. Additional air pressure demonstrations.
  4. Introduced weather journal project. You will get the remaining details tomorrow.
  5. Introduction to air masses and fronts (if your class had time).

Homework: None.

Notes: (Click on the picture to enlarge)

Videos from today’s class are below the cut. Read the rest of this entry »

Since we will be starting the Student Blogging Challenge soon, I have added page about guidelines for using our blogs and commenting. Please make sure you check it out. I will be pointing your attention to it in class the next time we visit the computer lab. You can find the new page on the menu bar entitled “Guidelines”, or you can click this link.