tornadoSeventh Grade Weather and Water Curriculum Materials


I
nvestigation 1
What is Weather? introduces the concept of weather and the tools that meteorologists use to measure and study weather factors.

Investigation 2
In Where’s the Air? students learn that weather occurs in the atmosphere and that the atmosphere is composed of air, which has mass and can be compressed.

Investigation 3
In Seasons and Sun students learn that seasons are related to the amount of solar energy transferred to Earth, and that the amount of energy transferred is affected by latitude, tilt of Earth’s axis, revolution, and rotation.

Investigation 4
In Heat Transfer students learn that the movement of heat energy in and out of the atmosphere is an important element of weather.


Investigation 5
In Convection students learn the concept of density on their way to understanding convection as a process of mass movement of fluids and a mechanism for energy transfer.


Investigation 6
In Water in the Air students investigate humidity – the water vapor in the air – to understand some of the variables that include its transition from liquid to gas and from gas to liquid.


Investigation 7

In The Water Planet students learn that the water cycle is complex and involves water everywhere in the global environment.


Investigation 8

In Air Pressure and Wind students investigate the relationship between the changing air pressure and wind.


Investigation 9

In Weather and Climate students learn the distinction between weather and climate, become familiar with air masses and fronts, and are introduced to the concept of global warming.

Unit Test

Last Modified on September 8, 2015
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