This course continues the exploration of the Earth with the focus on weather. Course will consist of lecture, labs, and projects.

There will be quizzes bi-weekly, which are open note. Several tests will be held throughout the semester and are open mind/closed notebook. The Final Exam is open notebook. There is a Pre-Test and Post-Test .

Formal homework assignments are rare. If a student is not using their time in class wisely, then they would have to make up the work at home, or after school.

Students should have a dedicated notebook for this class.

Course Outline:

Unit One. What is Meteorology?

  • The Atmosphere: Structure and Temperature.
  • Moisture, Clouds, and Precipitation
  • Air Pressure and Winds
  • Weather Patterns and Severe Storms
  • Climate

Unit Two: Predicting the Weather

  • Historical Perspective
  • Modern Technology and Weather Prediction
  • Understanding and Living with a Changing Environment
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